Money in the pot? Payouts for dodgy roads top £25k

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CLAIMS for cars damaged by potholes have cost East Dunbartonshire Council more than £25,000 over the last five years.

The figure saw East Dunbartonshire rank 16th out of 32 local authorities who paid out a total of over £1.7million to motorists between 2006 and 2011. Glasgow City Council topped the list with claims of £355,530.

David Devine, East Dunbartonshire Council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, said: “Maintaining Scotland’s roads is a huge challenge for all councils, and there is a national backlog of £2.25billion. East Dunbartonshire has made significant investment in its roads infrastructure over recent years and this has seen the council’s national road condition ranking improve in relation to other local authorities.

“This is borne out in these latest figures for compensation.”