Pothole data

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Dear Newport City Council,

Under the FOI Act, I would like to request the following information regarding pothole data in Newport:

1) How many potholes were recorded for every area in Newport for the years 2021, 2022, and 2023?

2) What was the average time to fix these potholes per region for the years 2021, 2022, and 2023?

3) How many accidents were reported due to potholes in every area for the years 2021, 2022, and 2023?

4) What is the amount of money spent by the council on fixing potholes for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023?

5) What is the total amount of money paid out in compensation due to potholes for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023?

6) What was the budget to repair potholes for each region for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023?

If you require any further clarification or have any questions, please let me know.

Yours faithfully,

Liam Edwards

Newport City Council

Bore Da/Good Morning

Thank you for your request for information about :

Pot holes

Received on 30/10/2023

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ11935.
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Dear L Edwards,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

Your Request :  REQ11935

 

I can confirm that we hold information that falls within the scope of your
request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red Text
below.

 

Under the FOI Act, I would like to request the following information
regarding pothole data in Newport:

Please note the 2023 figures are up to the end of October.

 

1) How many potholes were recorded for every area in Newport for the years
2021, 2022, and 2023?

2021 2094

2022 1333

2023 1978

 

2) What was the average time to fix these potholes per region for the
years 2021, 2022, and 2023?

We do not hold the date for average time, please find the percentage of
jobs completed on time:

  2 hour 24 hours 5 day 21 days
2020 82.35% 90.57% 78.27% 89.91%
2021 100% 83.43% 65.45% 61.75%
2022 83.33% 91.3% 74.33% 75.89%
2023 85% 93.65% 86.42% 56.05%

 

3) How many accidents were reported due to potholes in every area for the
years 2021, 2022, and 2023?

We do not hold data on number reported unless they were for a claim for
compensation.  Those figures are provided below

 

2021 - 23

2022 - 37

2023 – 69

 

4) What is the amount of money spent by the council on fixing potholes for
the years 2021, 2022 and 2023?

2021 £323,885.87

2022 £185,352.78

2023 £382,820.59

 

5) What is the total amount of money paid out in compensation due to
potholes for the years 2021, 2022 and 2023?

2021 £2,326.06

2022 £1,837.34

2023 £7624.93

 

6) What was the budget to repair potholes for each region for the years
2021, 2022 and 2023?

Highways Budgets (Financial years) these cover the whole of Highways and
not specifically potholes. This includes Salary, Superannuation, etc

2020-21 £1,496,695.00

2021-22 £1,519,867.00

2022-23 £1,611,128.00

2023-24 £1,719,645.00

 

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Swyddog Rheoli Gwybodaeth / Information Management Officer

Pobl, Polisi a Thrawsnewid / People, Policy and Transformation

Cyngor Dinas Casnewydd  / Newport City Council

 

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not lead to delay.

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broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
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