Concerns have been raised over the number of potholes in Tuffley, Linden, Podsmead and Grange
COMMUNITY leaders are going potty over the state of the roads.
The Three Bridges Community Partnership chairman Steve O'Connor has hit out over potholes in Tuffley, Linden, Podsmead and Grange.
He said: "There are some nasty potholes especially near Gloucester Park, heading up Stroud Road.
"Many drivers have had to dodge them, as they are three or four inches deep. The council has recently been out to fill some holes with Tarmac but I think the roads need resurfacing completely."
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Mr O'Connor, who has complained to the county council about the problem, said the authority needs to address the issues before it becomes worse.
He said: "This is not the first time I have raised these issues.
"I don't believe this will be the last. They are atrocious and something needs to be done."
He thinks county councillors in his ward should put some, if not all, the £10,000 they have available for good use within the communities towards resurfacing. A spokesman for Gloucestershire County Council, said: "In Gloucestershire we are responsible for maintaining over 3,000 miles of road in a safe condition and inspect roads regularly.
"Over 80 per cent of the potholes we repair are identified by our own safety inspectors.
"Members of the public also tell us about potholes via our website and by phone. In the last three months, following the wettest year on record and a period of cold weather, reported pothole numbers have increased and we have been putting every available resource into repairing them as quickly as possible.
"Our inspectors identify which defects are a serious safety hazard and we schedule these for repair either within one working day or within 28 days, depending on the sort of road and the size of the defect."