The UK’s first National Pothole Day – highlighting growing problems with the state of the country’s road network – is being supported by local MEP Louise Bours.

“Repairs to our streets are being ignored and it is time for us to go back to basics and tackle the issues which are important for every motorist.

“I’m delighted to support this new initiative, putting the subject of our crumbling road network firmly on the map.”

National Pothole Day, on January 15, is being co-ordinated by independent transport company Street Repairs, which has developed a real-time online system for reporting problem potholes.

“Nearly 90 per cent of reports made to Street Repairs concern potholes.

While the government presses ahead with the unnecessary HS2 rail link which will cost more than £55 billion, our existing transport infrastructure is left to struggle on, becoming shabbier day by day.

“It is hoped that National Pothole Day will remind local authorities and the government that it is issues such as the state of our crumbling roads that really matter to people.

“They want to see their taxes being spent on projects which benefit the majority, rather than the minority.”

Ms Bours, UKIP Euro-MP added, “This is a perfect opportunity for the general public to show the authorities about their strength of feeling on this issue.”

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