Potholes are a problem and something I unfortunately have to raise regularly with the Staffordshire County Council Highways Team. The team have been setting out to improve communication with residents, improve their reporting mechanisms so work isn't 'doubled up' and now that the winter maintenance season is over more operatives will be available to focus on road repairs.
To help kickstart the road repairs Staffordshire County Council have pledged an additional £15m from the Council's own capital funding into local road maintenance. They aim to address the pothole list, provide prevention treatments, roll out some road resurfacing, carry out drainage repairs and pilot new approaches to road repairs, like the Roadmaster.
They hope to fix around 9000 more potholes than they would normally but I know road repair will continue to be an ongoing issue so will continue to lobby Ministers for further Government Funding to improve our highways network.
The County Council can only make repairs when residents actually report them - although the team do try to survey all of the roads in the county over the year, they do need residents to highlight when problems arise. You can do this using the 'MyStaffs' phone app or online by visiting www.staffordshire.gov.uk/reportit you can also let your County Councillor know.
Furthermore on roads, I know speeding and in particular modded cars and boyracers have been causing issues in some parts of Tamworth. I hope to apply for the Government pilot for noise cameras, so do let me know if pops, bangs and brake screeches are common in your area and I can see whether the Department For Transport can consider the site for the trial programme.