Keep your eyes on the road

The junction of Kilborn Road and Westminster Road in Wellingborough, which is littered with potholes
The junction of Kilborn Road and Westminster Road in Wellingborough, which is littered with potholes

The Telegraph has had an enormous response to the launch of its Pothole Watch campaign which began last week.

We have already had more than a dozen emails, several phone calls and people have also contacted us on Twitter to let us know about potholes they have spotted while driving or ones in their own street.

Among the worst affected areas we have been told about are Harrington Road, in Desborough, which is making life difficult for residents living in the nearby Cheaney Court care home.

Michael Aubrey, from The Drive, Wellingborough, also got in touch to say he has potholes outside his home which are spread over the entire width of the road.

Vida Brown, from Corby, said road repairs at the Willowbrook Road and Rockingham Road junction have actually made potholes there worse as they were not sealed properly.

And Telegraph reporter Janet Bew said she spotted one in St Peter’s Avenue, Kettering, which could have swallowed up her Mini.

We have been reporting ones which readers have let us know about during the last week.

If you spot a pothole, or if you think your street could be one of the worst affected in our area, then let us know about it by either phoning 01536 506163, emailing michael.whelan@jpress.co.uk or, using Twitter, send a message with the hashtag #nnpotholewatch, which we will be checking on a regular basis. Try to make your description as accurate as possible so it can be reported.

Alternatively, use Northamptonshire County Council’s Street Doctor service which can be found online at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/streetdoctor.

The county council carries out temporary repairs on potholes deemed dangerous before adding them to a list for a more permanent repair.