'Freedom of Information Act - Request for Information

Dr M M Shaw made this Freedom of Information request to West Sussex County Council

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Dear West Sussex County Council,

On March 23rd 2014 I reported a pothole on the minor road between Eartham and the junction with the A285 via the 'Love West Sussex' web site

Under the general requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would be grateful if you would provide the following information in relation to the minor road mentioned above, and in particular the section by 2 North Barn Cottages, Eartham

1. Dates of all safety inspections undertaken on the carriageway in the last two years.

2. Details of all carriageway defects identified during safety inspections in the last two years.

3. Details of how carriageway safety inspections are
undertaken, including whether walked or driven, the speed of the inspection vehicle and the number of persons in the vehicle.

4. Details of all complaints and/or enquiries relating to the carriageway, received in the last two years.

5. The hierarchy classification.

6. The road/section number.

7. The defect intervention criteria adopted in relation to the identification of all categories of carriageway potholes (in other words, this means how they define a pothole as requiring attention)

8. The time period(s) adopted between identification and repair (temporary and permanent) of all categories of carriageway defects.

9.Whether or not the authority has formally adopted all or part of the standards contained within the national code of practice for highways maintenance management.

Yours faithfully,

Dr M M Shaw

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Dave Loveman

Customer Relations Team Manager



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Our Ref. 1284


Dear Dr Shaw


Freedom of Information Act 2000


I refer to your request for information in relation to the minor road
between Eartham and the junction with the A285 and in particular the
section by 2 North Barn Cottages, Eartham.  Your request was received by
me on 26 March 2014 and is being processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.


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Curtis Bloxham,

Hello Dr Shaw,


I am writing to you regarding your pothole claim.


I visited site as per your location description but was unable to locate
any potholes within that area.


Could you possibly send through a little more information as to where
abouts this incident occurred?


Many thanks,


Curtis Bloxham


[1]Curtis Bloxham | Highways Officer, West Sussex County Council , [2]West
Sussex County Council | Location: Western Area Office
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Dear Curtis Bloxham,

Thanks for your message. Sorry for the delay in replying but I have been away.

You wouldn't have found the pothole as it was repaired in April. I have been sent a long form to complete to progress my claim, despite previously sending all the relevant information to WSCC. I will complete this in due course and forward it to WSCC but if you care to peruse the documentation already sent it contains the information you request above

Yours sincerely,

Dr M M Shaw