Daily Mail

Pothole scourge


WELL done to the Mail for the campaign to ‘end the pothole plague’. This nationwide problem is not the result of the past winter — the Government trots out this pathetic excuse every spring. It is the consequenc­e

of decades of underfundi­ng for our roads.

Repairing potholes is like continuall­y patching an old coat: at some point you have to replace it. What is urgently needed is a properly funded strategy, and councils crowing about how many holes they have filled is evidence of the complete lack of one.

Mervyn clark, crewkerne, Somerset. WE USED to drive on the left of the road. Now we drive on what’s left of the road.

Peter neill, Guilden Morden, cambs.

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