Tell us about your pothole problems

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Have your say

The Mercury is urging readers across the area to report their pothole problems.

The issue affects many motorists and cyclists throughout the region and we want to hear your views.

Roy Dennis on his mobility scooter. EMN-140105-103306001

Roy Dennis on his mobility scooter. EMN-140105-103306001

Our call comes after disabled pensioner Roy Dennis contacted us to highlight the problem he has.

In his car his and mobility scooter, Mr Dennis has to dodge a large pothole measuring 10ft long and 2ft wide on a daily basis along a lane which gives access to his house in Godsey Crescent, Market Deeping.

Mr Dennis, 73, said the problem occurred when the ground was dug up by an electricity company but not fully repaired.

The lane gives access to 40 homes as well as six garages and is used regularly.

Mr Dennis said: “It wasn’t filled in properly after the work was done and it has got progressively worse. It’s a major irritation and becoming increasingly difficult to dodge. You really can’t miss it.”

Mr Dennis has made temporary repairs using four bags of aggregate to fill in the hole but insists it needs to be fixed permanently.

He added: “I shouldn’t be the one who has to repair it but I’m trying to make a point.

“It’s really not comfortable driving down out of the lane and there are a number of cars that drive down it.

“Ideally it needs to be properly repaired.”

Mr Dennis contacted South Kesteven District Council which told us it was inspecting the area this week and was looking into who owned the land before repair work is carried out.

The Mercury ran a campaign last year to highlight the issues of potholes throughout the area. In Lincolnshire, 90 per cent of the holes reported were repaired. The county council said in February last year it was set to spend £6.5m on tackling potholes over the next two years.

Are their potholes close to your home that need attention? Is so, we want to hear from you. E-mail or call 01780 758 951.