Pothole statistics for Newcastle

Megan Askam made this Freedom of Information request to Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

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Dear Newcastle upon Tyne City Council,

I am writing to request data for Newcastle Council for the year 2017.

Please can you provide the information requested below:

1.Number of reported potholes in 2017.
2.Number of fixed potholes that were reported in 2017.
3.Number of roadworks reported due to fixing potholes in 2017.

Yours faithfully,

Megan Askam

Freedom Of Information Requests Mailbox, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Reference: FOI 12936

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Freedom of Information Team

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Holmes, Pamela, Newcastle upon Tyne City Council

Dear Megan Askam


Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information act.


Please see our response to your questions below in red. The figures are
for the calendar year 2017.


Please also note that for question 1 we have reported the number of times
that we have been contacted regarding a pothole however you should bear in
mind that some potholes and locations may be reported more than once.
Please also note that a report of a pothole does not confirm that it is a
pothole within our definition.


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Pamela Holmes
Principal Engineer
Highway Maintenance and Operations
Newcastle City Council •  Website [3]http://www.newcastle.gov.uk
Stratford House •  Phone 0191 211 5917    •  Ext   25917
Newington Road •  [mobile number]
Newcastle upon Tyne •  Fax 0191 211 5909
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