Hertfordshire County Council reveal pothole compensation payouts in Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 09:54 27 November 2015 | UPDATED: 09:54 27 November 2015

Potholes in Stockbreach Road

Potholes in Stockbreach Road

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Hertfordshire County Council has shelled out £4,730.81 in pothole compensation claims in Welwyn Hatfield – over three quarters of which was from incidents in three roads.

The County Council coughed up £1,457.59 for claims in Green lanes, in Hatfield, £1,199.82 for claims in Hertford Road, and for Grubbs Lane, near Hatfield, it spent £1,040.

Duncan Bell, borough councillor for Hatfield Villages, said: “It’s a county council responsibility and residents are right to go on to the fault reporting system. It’s a frustration that they do not always get fixed in time.”

Referring to the three roads making up nearly three-quarters of the compensation paid, he added: “It indicates that the county council needs to look at its priorities.”

Terry Douris, county council cabinet member for highways, said: “We carry out regular safety inspections on all roads and our maintenance contractor, Ringway, repairs urgent defects identified by our safety inspections and from customer reports.”

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