PAY A FEE TO REPORT A POTHOLE…

Pay A Fee To Report A Pothole...
Pay A Fee To Report A Pothole...

PAY A FEE TO REPORT A POTHOLE

It's a good job that I have a sense of humour….

I reported a pothole problem in Hounsdown, Totton to Hampshire County Council this week. I regularly report pot holes to them, using their website.

On this occasion, a friend of mine actually twisted his ankle whilst walking down the road, so I had added reason to try and get it attended to.

To be fair to HCC, they usually attend to pot hole reports reasonably promptly (but not always). They do a quick assessment to check that it is land they are responsible for and how dangerous the pot hole is.

On this occasion you can imagine my surprise when I received an e-mail response telling me that the road in question was not highway, so they were closing their file on the case.

I was told that I could undertake a land registry search, for a small fee, in order to determine the ownership and report it to the relevant owner.

As the actor might ask before given a role to play "Where is my motivation?" They seriously expect people to pay a fee in order to report a pot hole? You would have to be incredibly community minded in order to do that, wouldn't you?


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