Mayor announces pot hole blitz
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, has announced a £120,000
investment to repair more potholes and improve the borough’s
The funding will be used to pay for two additional Pot Hole Hit
Squads who will start work shortly to tackle the pot holes which
have appeared on the borough’s roads following one of the coldest
winters on record.
The Pothole Hit Squad service was launched in January 2011 to
provide a quick response service to carry out permanent repairs to
potholes. Since then they have repaired well over 7,500 pot holes
across the borough.
The extremely cold weather has meant that temporary repairs have
been required in some cases so far this winter. The two additional
teams will help the Council to repair even more potholes across the
borough throughout the Spring and Summer.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Local residents
will know only too well that this winter has been one of the
coldest on record. In fact, March 2013 was colder than the previous
three months and the joint coldest March for more than 100
“This extremely cold weather has caused potholes to form on our
roads and has also delayed our work to repair them.
“That is why we are investing £120,000 to introduce two
additional Pot Hole Hit Squads to enable us to repair even more pot
holes. This also demonstrates that improving the standard of our
roads is a major priority.”
Local residents can report a pothole by contacting the Highways
Helpdesk on 01234 718003 or by visiting www.bedford.gov.uk and click on
‘Report It’. All potholes will be assessed on a priority basis.