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Deep pothole

Reported in the Potholes category anonymously at 19:21, Sat 13 February 2016

Sent to East Sussex County Council 4 minutes later

Several potholes, one very deep, and part of road seems to be sinking in many places in centre of Little Common, which is also bus route.

Size: larger

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  • The fault has now been logged onto our system. Your enquiry will be investigated and we will respond in due course.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by East Sussex County Council at 15:15, Tue 16 February 2016

  • Our Steward has investigated the area and our contractors have now completed the work here.

    Posted by East Sussex County Council at 09:57, Mon 22 February 2016

  • The issue still remains. Right by the recent repair, is another large pothole. Its right on the driving line so cannot be avoided. The pothole is outside of a second hand shop at 33 Cooden Sea Road, Little Common, heading in a Southerly direction from the roundabout up Cooden Sea Road. When the car goes through it at just 20mph the suspension bottoms out. There is a strong danger of causing a puncture, damage to an alloy wheel or suspension components. Please give this issue urgent attention before a claim is made.

    Posted anonymously at 12:32, Sat 2 April 2016

  • Thank you for your report, the fault has now been logged on our system and passed to the Highways Steward to inspect.

    A repair will only be arranged within its corresponding timescale if it meets the criteria set out in the below link: roadsandtransport/ roads/ maintenance/ potholes/ potholes.htm

    If the pothole meets this criteria for repair following the stewards inspection it will be marked with white spray paint, however this is not always possible if the inspection was carried out during extremely wet weather.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by East Sussex County Council at 11:02, Wed 6 April 2016

  • This large pothole has cracked two alloy wheels on my car yesterday (6 April 2016). The pothole is on a B road and greater than 100mm deep and 300mm wide. It is a safety hazard due so its size and location. When I drove into the pothole the loud noise and sudden dip on one side of my car caused me to swerve suddenly to compensate which almost in turn caused an accident with another vehicle. This pothole meets tbe criteria to be dealt with within two hours, not five days or one month. Please deal with this as a matter of urgency and email me the name and contact details of the individual or department I should contact for requests under the freedom of information act.

    Many thanks

    Posted anonymously at 07:57, Thu 7 April 2016

  • Thank you for your update. The local Highways Steward has recently attended Cooden Sea Road. Following an inspection of the area, a higher priority repair has now been arranged for the pothole between A259 and Church Hill Lane junction.

    On the following link you will find the Freedom of Information Officer contact details: atoz/ heading642.aspx?forms=&acc=1&ae=1&ah=1&al=1&ar=1&aw=1

    To read about making a Freedom of Information request, please click the following link: yourcouncil/ about/ keydocuments/ foi/ about/ request

    State changed to: Action scheduled

    Posted by East Sussex County Council at 14:45, Fri 8 April 2016

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