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Potholes in road AFTER resurfacing

Reported via iOS in the Carriageway Defect category anonymously at 16:26, Saturday 22 May 2021

Sent to Bristol City Council less than a minute later

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What is the point of resurfacing a road (especially if you are going to use those dreadful loose chippings) if you don't first address the potholes?

This is just one example along Clifton Down, but there are plenty of others. This road should be inspected and your contractors dealt with for poor quality work. As a cyclist, a driver and a local council tax payer, I find this shockingly bad workmanship and value for money.

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  • A new enquiry has been raised for this issue.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:26, Saturday 22 May 2021

  • This issue is currently under investigation. We'll provide updates on the outcome as soon as we can.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:59, Monday 24 May 2021

  • Potholes in road after resurfacing. Totally agree with previous report. Shocking waste of money. Council should investigate and do better control of contracts.

    Posted anonymously at 09:58, Thursday 27 May 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:58, Thursday 27 May 2021

  • This investigation is proceeding extremely slowly. I cycled along on Saturday & nothing had been marked up. I used to be impressed with the council's road repairs.; I would report & the pothole would be marked up within a day or two. Since fixmystreet has been involved, the process has slowed to a halt. In some cases I've found that someone claims roads are repaired when the problem still exists.

    Posted anonymously at 20:36, Tuesday 8 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 20:36, Tuesday 8 June 2021

  • Hi, I am the original poster of this issue. Whilst I agree with the poster yesterday at 20:36 that the repair time seems to have worsened over the last year or so (pandemic related?), to be fair I would disagree that FixMyStreet is part of the problem. A year or two ago (pre-pandemic) I reported a number of pothole issues and a defective street light through FixMyStreet, and the issues were resolved very promptly.

    I actually wonder if the success of FixMyStreet has meant that more of us are reporting issues and the Council simply doesn't have the capacity to keep up?

    In this particular case, as another poster has commented, we should not need to report potholes and other defects on this stretch of road - it has just been resurfaced for goodness sake! The council needs to manage its contracts properly and ensure appropriate quality assurance. This job should have been done properly first time.

    FixMyStreet is great - please keep up the good work as this makes it so much easier for even the laziest of citizens (well, maybe not all of them... some probably can't be bothered even to use a simple system like this!) to alert the authorities to problems.

    Posted anonymously at 08:16, Wednesday 9 June 2021

  • A citizen has provided a follow-up to the original enquiry.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 08:16, Wednesday 9 June 2021

  • This issue has been reallocated to the relevant officer or team for action. They'll update you on progress.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:30, Friday 23 July 2021

  • This issue has been reallocated to the relevant officer or team for action. They'll update you on progress.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 13:49, Friday 23 July 2021

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