No holes left in council pothole plan as workers catch up on craters

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Council workers have repaired 876 potholes in a month to help clear the backlog of work created by the cold winter spell .

They used 250 tonnes of asphalt equivalent to 2,717 square metres of repairs.

The work started on April 8 in Lavendon with workers fixing more than 10 potholes in a day.

On April 29, 50 repairs were carried out on a road between Bow Brickhill and Little Brickhill and on a number of other occasions more than 20 repairs were carried out in the same day.

The council repairs around 30,000 potholes each year owing to the extreme winter conditions between November and February.

It carries out repairs all year and inspects each area where they have taken place at least once every 12 months.

The authority had been unable to start their usual pothole repair plan because of the weather but has now caught up to where it should be.

More works are set to carry on through the year.

These have already been agreed in a planned series of works across the city.