Happy birthday to the Pot Hole Hit Squad
To report a pothole:
Call: 01234 718003
Use the online form: https://highwaysreporting.bedford.gov.uk/
Bedford Borough Council’s Pot Hole Hit Squads are celebrating
their second birthday as new figures show 7,500 pot holes have been
repaired since the initiative started.
The Pot Hole Hit Squad service was launched in January 2011 to
provide a quick response service which was able to carry out
permanent repairs to pot holes in the borough. With equipment
enabling them to keep tar hot on the move, they were immediately
able to carry out permanent repairs and to do so in minutes, in
contrast to the old arrangements characterised by temporary
patching and repeated trips back to the depot. The Pot Hole
Hit Squads are able to carry out many more, longer-lasting
The Pot Hole Hit Squads will continue to repair potholes across
the borough throughout 2013 and local residents can expect to see
the squads on a road near them as the older vehicles have been
replaced with new highly visible vehicles.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “Two years on from
its launch, the Pot Hole Hit Squad continues to provide an
excellent service for all road users. It has transformed the way
that potholes are dealt with in the Borough, carrying out more
repairs, to a high standard, and all while getting better value for
“The new vehicles are not only eye-catching; they will also help
the Pot Hole Hit Squad to work even more efficiently as they have
been custom made to the Council’s specification.
“Alongside the resurfacing of many roads during 2013 and the
introduction of average speed cameras, the Pot Hole Hit Squad is
part of our commitment to make our roads safer for all.”
Local residents can report a pothole by contacting the Highways
Helpdesk on 01234 718003 or by using the online form. All potholes will be assessed
on a priority basis.