An impressive 120 permanent pothole repairs, as well as 15 temporary fixes, were completed across Farnham between January 1 and 30, says Surrey County Council.
The figures came in response to Herald questions about the state of the town’s roads after the recent cold snap, plus comments by Cllr Catherine Powell last week on the length of time taken to patch up potholes.
Cllr Powell reported that multiple motorists suffered blown tyres on a pothole in Upper Hale before county highways workers came out to repair the road surface.
But a Surrey County Council spokesman insisted the council's highways team is on top of Farnham's pothole problem.
They said: “Winter weather makes potholes more common and we increase our resources to manage this. Between January 1 and 30, 120 pothole repairs were completed across Farnham plus 15 which have been temporarily made safe and will need a further permanent repair.
“There are further repairs both scheduled and requiring investigation, and we’ll get to these as quickly as we can.”
Farnham town centre is particularly plagued by potholes – with the road surface at the junction of South Street and Union Road (close to the Herald’s office opposite Gostrey Meadow) getting worse daily.
On this specific complaint, the county spokesman added: “There have been some repairs in South Street already, but there are further reports being investigated and works being scheduled.”
The Herald challenge readers to find a worse pothole than these craters at the South Street/Union Road junction – if you can better our photo, email a copy to [email protected] and we’ll feature a selection in next week's print edition.