Resident’s anger at potholes in the road

Manhar Shah, from Torrington Road, Wellingborough, is angry that potholes on his street have not been repaired

Manhar Shah, from Torrington Road, Wellingborough, is angry that potholes on his street have not been repaired

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A pensioner has criticised the county council over the state of his street – saying potholes have remained despite the council fixing some of them.

Manhar Shah, 70, of Torrington Way, Wellingborough, has said the street remains in a bad way and there are still potholes despite the work from the council.

Local resident Manhar Shah, from Torrington Road, Wellingborough, is angry that potholes on his street have not been repaired.

Local resident Manhar Shah, from Torrington Road, Wellingborough, is angry that potholes on his street have not been repaired.

He said: “I am annoyed that this still hasn’t been fixed when we have been told it will be, I even damaged my car because of the potholes.”

He added that earlier this year he was driving down his road and his car went into a pothole, which buckled the wheel.

However, Northamptonshire County Council said that all potholes detected in the street were put on a maintenance programme and have been fixed.

A spokesman for the council said: “The potholes which were identified have now been repaired.

“In April 2010 the county council changed the way it repaired highways defects in response to worsening road conditions and reduced budgets.

“The new way of working means that potholes which aren’t deemed an immediate safety risk are put on to a repair programme.

“This way, instead of carrying out quick repairs in an ad-hoc way, the more planned approach allows for better quality and longer-lasting repairs.”

Any pothole problems can be reported at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/streetdoctor.