Dangerous potholes in Hertfordshire are not being repaired as quickly as they should be, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Comet report:

LESS than half of “urgent” potholes reported in a town this year were dealt with within 24 hours.

Although 187 potholes requiring urgent action were reported in Stevenage between January 1 and May 19 this year, only 91 were repaired within 24 hours – the time in which Herts County Council recommends they should be dealt with on its website.

Just under two-thirds of the same type of potholes were repaired in North Herts, and 59 per cent countywide.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.