Neighbours driven mad by pothole-riddled Welham Green road

PUBLISHED: 06:35 27 February 2016 | UPDATED: 10:38 29 February 2016

Marshmoor Crescent residents by some of the worst potholes

Marshmoor Crescent residents by some of the worst potholes

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Neighbours in Welham Green are "hopping mad" about the state of their pothole-riddled road.

One of the potholes measuring a depth of 5 inchesOne of the potholes measuring a depth of 5 inches

Family and friends have refused to visit people living off Marshmoor Lane, Welham Green, because of the state of the road.

One 85-year-old woman claims a doctor even refused to visit her for fear of the craters.

Suzanne Dickinson, 57, who works as an office manager and lives in Marshmoor Crescent, said: “My family will not visit as they have already ruined their wheels and it is impossible at times to walk the lane.”

Neighbour Ian Hulley, 74, whose tyre was ripped open by potholes in January, said: “I’m so embarrassed by the road. I play bowls and I used to get lifts with people, but I won’t now because I’m worried about their car tyres.”

Marshmoor Lane, showing some of the worst potholesMarshmoor Lane, showing some of the worst potholes

Betty Brown, 72, had to have two new tyres after punctures last year. She described the road as “disgusting”.

Ringway divisional manager Kevin Carrol, working on behalf of Hertfordshire County Council, said: “We have received a number of reports concerning potholes on Marshmoor Lane during February.

“A maintenance crew will be attending to inspect the road and carry out the necessary repairs next week. This is within the 20 working day timescale we have, from the time the potholes were reported, to inspect and plan a repair.”

How bad is your road? Send your potholes pictures to news@whtimes.co.uk

Don’t forget to give your name and the location of the pothole.

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