Call for a potholes website

POTHOLES IN MELVILLE GARDENS BISHOPBRIGGS 15.1.10 PICTURE BY JAMIE FORBES
POTHOLES IN MELVILLE GARDENS BISHOPBRIGGS 15.1.10 PICTURE BY JAMIE FORBES

THERE were calls this week for council chiefs to publish a potholes website.

Lenzie resident Mike Dewar, a roads engineer who runs his own business, has called on East Dunbartonshire Council to implement an interactive website complete with full details of when and where potholes were last attended.

Members of the public would also be able to record details of roads with potholes on the website.

Mr Dewar said: “I would like a register on the website of the last time each road was inspected.”

He added: “It’s about time something was done. How long are East Dunbartonshire Council going to get away with charging the highest rates in Scotland and yet giving possibly the worst service of all councils?”

David Devine, head of roads and neighbourhood services at East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “We have a detailed road maintenance section on our website, which outlines our protocols on inspecting roads, offers an opportunity to register faults online and gives details of current road works via a link to Scottish Roadworks Online.

“Whilst this is not specifically targeted at potholes, it does include the work being carried out to identify, inspect and rectify potholes in the area.”