Resident’s snaps of problem potholes

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A Bridlington resident took it upon himself to photograph roads close to his home in an effort to highlight the town’s problem with potholes.

Leon Daley, of Roundhay Road, said he only took a short “amble” along no more than five streets near his house to produce a collage of 100 pictures of potholes and ditches.

He said: “I take a dim view of the regeneration in Bridlington. In my opinion, it has done nothing for the roads. It would be better if people concentrated on the more mundane tasks such as repairing roads.”

Mr Leon, a keen photographer, said he was prompted to produce the collage after reading a number of letters to the editor in the Bridlington Free Press relating to potholes.

Mr Leon added. “These pictures are the results of just two early morning walks along South Marine Drive, Horsforth Avenue, Roundhay Road, Cardigan Road and Richmond Street. I could have very easily produced more than 1,000 pictures if I was to have surveyed the whole town.”

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council Spokesperson said: “The council has a proactive approach to highways maintenance and undertakes regular inspections of the highway network in line with national guidelines.

“Any defects identified on inspection or any that are reported to the council are prioritised and appropriate maintenance works are carried out.

“The council would urge any resident that has any concerns regarding pot holes or any other highway issues to report them by calling the council’s dedicated highways customer care line on 0845 600 1666, email highways.customer.care@eastriding.gov.uk or complete the e-form at www.eastriding.gov.uk.”