Plymouth road champion Pete looks into another pothole

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By Plymouth Herald | Saturday, November 10, 2012, 06:59

PEOPLE'S champion Pothole Pete has had a busy week pointing out flaws in the city's road surfaces.

Herald readers have contacted the hard-hatted hero about problems all over the city, from Forder Valley Road to Ferry Road in Devonport.

Heidi Johnson, from Peverell, emailed The Herald: "I've just seen the twitter account 'Pothole_Pete' and think it's a great idea.!

"Just wanted to point you in the direction of Burleigh Park Road.

"There are so many potholes in our road and it's damaging cars, let alone dangerous to walk across, especially in the dark.

"Keep up the good work!"

But Plymouth City Council is urging residents to bypass the popular protester and contact the council direct.

A spokeswoman said: "Reporting potholes and other road defects to the Herald - or Pothole Pete - does not get them repaired any quicker.

"The quickest and most direct way to report a pothole is to email plymouth.watchman@amey.co.uk, use the reporting form on the council's website at www.plymouth.gov.uk or call us on 01752 668000."

She added: "Plymouth Transport and Highways carry out regular inspections of the city's roads but potholes can develop very quickly, so reports from members of the public are a great help to us.

"Any defects that present a risk to the health and safety of road users are made safe and the most urgent repairs are completed within 24 hours.

"We recently inspected Forder Valley Road and all defects meeting our criteria were repaired on Monday.

"An inspector will visit Ferry Road and Burleigh Park Road early next week."

Pothole Pete's mission continues so if you have any potholes that need his inspection, tweet him @Pothole_Pete or email news@theplymouthherald.co.uk

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