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.
You may be entitled to compensation, please see below.
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.
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.
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