How to claim for pothole damage

The standards of our roads still leave much to be desired and many people have complained to me how difficult it can be to claim for damages to your car or cycle.

Ring Customer Services – 03456 789000 – and ask for a claim form. They do give advice on the phone but usually turn you down. Don’t be fobbed off. Persevere.

You will need to:

I. Get the history of the pothole. The length of time they have known about it and not done anything is important. The ‘FixMyStreet’ website gives quite a bit of information if you put in the approximate postcode. Dates of reporting can also be found there and the reference number

II. Get a picture of the road and of the damage. You will also need a bill for the damage repair.

I may also be able to help with reporting dates if you are stuck. I have several references for the potholes and some emails to the technician. Do come back to me if you need to.

Post Office Outreach

Despite pressure on the Post Office from local residents and myself The Outreach Services from Pontesbury Post Office at Marton Village Hall and Stiperstones Inn ended on Monday 20th May. We have had the Shropshire Star write an article in support and Radio Shropshire with us for the last session. The whole closure process has been shambolic with no meaningful consultation happening. We are asking for the post office to be given a better time slot on a day further into the week. Lunchtimes would be easier for local people it use

Bishop’s Castle Opening

A date has been set to reopen the beds at Bishop’s Castle Hospital!!!
It is 15th July and nursing staff will be on site getting ready from 1st July.

Road Closure

B4386 Westbury to Nox and B4386 Westbury to Winsley. – 10th June to 2nd July 2024. Monday to Saturday 09:30 – 16:00

This is for stud removal, surface dressing, sweeping and white lining . The 558 bus will be allowed through

Best wishes