The York Council is the best in Yorkshire when it comes to filling in potholes. It came 19th in a survey of cyclists who rated the performance of 214 local authorities nationwide.
Not only was York in the top 20, but the Council had responded to the largest number of reports (1362) in the area.
It has filled in 89% of the reported potholes
“The Fill that Hole” website – run by Cycling UK – says that “the table ranks highway authorities according to hazards reported through FillThatHole.org.uk, and shows which authorities are best at fixing their road defects and reporting back to us.
We encourage highway authorities and hazard reporters to let us know when a road defect has been fixed. They can do this by replying to the emails we send them, using the contact form, or registering for an account and requesting to be associated with their authority”.
Hazards can be reported “on line” by clicking this link
Best rated with 100% filled in was Islington in London. Worst was Blaenau Gwent which apparently hasn’t managed to fill in any of the 20 potholes reported in their area.
North Yorkshire was ranked at 82 having added 24% of reports. Leeds at 178 had managed to fill in only 12% of potholes.
When the current icy conditions are over, it is likely that several more potholes will open up.
Hopefully residents, local Councillors and MPs will report any problems promptly.
A map of current hazards can be viewed by clicking here