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Large POT Hole

Reported in the Potholes category by David White at 18:47, Wed 27 February 2019

Sent to Hampshire County Council 2 minutes later

Hi I have sent an email to the local council (TestValley) to advise them of the damage this pothole caused to my car on the evening that I was forced to take a diversion from my normal route home due to Walworth Road being closed because of the Fire at the Acado Warehouse. They have not replied and Acado are saying it is not their issue. My wheel has been temporally repared by welding at a cost of £100 and tyre is still an issue as it has a tear in the wall from the incident. On closer inspection Mercedes Benz Sandown at Basingstoke have given me an estimate of £662 to replace the Alloy Wheel, Tyre and balancing. Can you please look into this as a matter of urgency. As you can see from the pictures attached the Pothole has been reported and plan has been put in place to repair the road. However driving down this road on the evening that the Acado fire took place, it was pitch black and NO SIGNS making drivers aware of the hole were in place to make the driver aware of this hole.

Kind regards David White Mobile 07860 530925 email:

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  • Andover Council are very good at getting you to report the problem with their under maintained roads BUT when it comes to giving their Council Tax payers the compensation they deserve for the poor maintenance of such roads. Then either drag their heels or don’t respond to your requests. My vehicle was damaged due to a pot hole on the evening of the Acado fire and the diversion I had to make due to Walworth Road being closed. Acado have washed their hands with all incidents due to this fire and say they can’t be held responsible for the councils maintaining the surrounding roads. I have the email from them. I also have the email from Mercedes in Basingstoke stating the repair cost of a replacement Alloy Wheel and Tyre because they advised that dispite I had the alloy welded to repair the the dent and crack in the wheel that took some time after the incident to be noticed. Mercedes advised this was a TEMPORARY measure and that the vehicle was not safe due the damage caused to the wheel by the huge pot hole. I’m sure the local council will have had maybe a large amount of drivers claiming compensation from that evening but surely by now they would have at least sent me an official claim form. Maybe my solicitor needs to hear from me about this or maybe local MP?

    Posted by David White at 22:19, Wed 27 March 2019

  • No the council has yet to even send me claim form to claim for compensation (the cost of a new alloy wheel and tyre to be replaced by Mercedes- I have an estimate from them). Although the problem of the pot hole may have been replaced. It’s time I and other stood up to the council and made them realise that despite cuts in council funding we won’t accept the damage to our vehicles because their reluctance to maintain our roads. Therefore in answer to your question, NO my problem has not been fixed.

    Posted by David White at 22:59, Wed 24 April 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • Still NO compensation or even acknowledged by the council

    Posted by David White at 23:29, Wed 22 May 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

  • The pothole may be fixed but Andover council have not looked into compensation for my broken alloy wheel

    Posted by David White at 08:55, Thu 20 June 2019
    Still open, via questionnaire

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