Tobias Ellwood, MP for Bournemouth East has began his new initiative - 'Pothole Watch' following the recent resurgence of Potholes across Bournemouth, a result of the bad weather. By picturing and labelling potholes across Bournemouth East, as well as reporting them via the BCP website, Mr Ellwood is ensuring the Council fix the road defects in a timely manner, preventing damage to road users. Pothole watch is a simple way of keeping track of how long it takes BCP to fix a pothole from the date it is identified and reported.
BCP Council have been given £19 million pounds from central Government for road resurfacing, as well as an additional £800,000 from the Chancellor in the Spring Budget. The money is there, now the Council needs to use it!
Tobias has created a Facebook community page for residents to stay up to date and join in, reporting potholes near them. You can join this group here:
The Pothole marker template has also been attached to this page as a file - please feel free to print it off and mark any culprits near you.
Please NOTE: These markers are not to be left in the road, simply used for photo purposes.
You can report a pothole to the Council here: Potholes damaged roads or footpaths | BCP (bcpcouncil.gov.uk)