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Council considers pothole dossier

A car and a pothole
Villagers say potholes are making motoring a misery

Villagers angered by potholes in their roads have sent a 12-page dossier of evidence to their council to demand they take action.

Members of North Curry Parish Council in Somerset said nothing had been done to combat scores of potholes.

So they carried out their own survey on the state of the roads, taking more than 30 photos, which they submitted to Somerset County Council.

The council said it was addressing the issues raised by the villagers.

People living in the village said the main road had been resurfaced twice in the last two years but within a fortnight the holes were back.

The parish council's report has descriptions and photographs of potholes as well as flooded drains and deteriorating road surfaces.

A spokesman for Somerset County Council said: "We have been in communication with North Curry Parish Council and we will continue to do so.

"We have addressed many of the issues which the parish council have raised with us and we will be continuing to check and monitor the condition of the network in North Curry as we do with in excess of 300 parishes throughout the county."

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