• Chorley's Pothole Nightmare

    Tory controlled Lancashire County Council are responsible for the roads in Chorley and what a sorry state they are in.

    Pilling Lane

    It is often easier to name a road in Chorley that does not have a pothole. Lancashire County Council are the authority responsible for the state of the roads in Chorley and we believe that they are not doing enough to combat this problem.

     

    When speaking to residents, our councillors and local campaigners frequently hear complaints about the sorry state of Chorley's roads. Not only are potholes uncomfortable to drive over, they can be a potential safety hazard and cause damage to cars (1). Many residents are also concerned about the quality of the "repairs" that LCC are commissioning. We have been alerted of numerous examples where a pothole "repair" has not lasted and the road surface is as poor, if not worse than it was previously.

  • Damaged your car on a pothole in Chorley?

    You may be entitled to compensation, please see below.

    Not Chorley

    If your car has been damaged as a result of a pothole in Chorley, you may be entitled to compensation. This will typically depend on whether the pothole has been reported.

    The RAC have provided a comprehensive guide which can be accessed here. 

     

    Another informative guide has been produced by The AA which can be accessed here.

     

    If the pothole damage has occurred on the motorway or a major A road, Highways England are responsible, their information can be found on the gov.uk website.

  • How to report a pothole.

    Lancashire County Council have announced an increase of 5.99% on the tax you pay to them whilst slashing services by millions of pounds. We believe that residents deserve to have safe roads that are free of potholes.

    To report a pothole to LCC, you can use a dedicated online form, click here for the link.

    To report a pothole on a motorway or major A road call Highways England on 0300 123 500 or email info@highwaysengland.co.uk

    1. https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/road-safety/report-a-pothole/#Report
    2. https://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/news/southport-west-lancs/lancashire-county-council-tax-rise-14267409
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