Potholes

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Dear Caerphilly County Borough Council,

Please can you provide the following information:

1. The number of potholes reported to the council by year since 2013.
2. The total amount the council has spent on repairing potholes by year since 2013.
3. The number of successful claims made against the council due to pothole damage by year since 2013.
4. The total figure paid out each year by the council for pothole damage by year since 2013.

Yours faithfully,

Joel Briggs

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

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Dear Joel Briggs,

 

INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 29^th June 2023.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot identify the information you have requested from
the details you have provided.  To help us respond to your request could
you please respond to the following points of clarification:

 

Can you clarify if you want vehicle damage only as a result of potholes or
personal injury too?

 

Once we receive your clarification, we will consider your request and
respond to you within the statutory timescale of 20 working days. Please
note that the timescale for responding has paused until we receive
clarification from you.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, then please contact us.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth Gorfforaethol | Corporate Information
Governance Unit

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Caerffili | Caerphilly County Borough Council

 

 

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Dear WWW: FOI,

Can I have both vehicle damage and personal injury (separate and total)

Yours sincerely,

Joel Briggs

WWW: FOI, Caerphilly County Borough Council

 

Dear Joel Briggs,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 - INFORMATION REQUEST

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 29th June 2023. We
have considered your request and enclose the following information –

 

1. The number of potholes reported to the council by year since 2013.

 

Year Total
2013 892
2014 790
2015 385
2016 484
2017 658
2018 858
2019 646
2020 621
2021 728
2022 488
2023 785

 

2. The total amount the council has spent on repairing potholes by year
since 2013.

 

Year Expenditure
2013 £640,709.49
2014 £494,072.83
2015 £557,396.06
2016 £758,701.42
2017 £544,526.31
2018 £553,383.58
2019 £476,995.38
2020 £499,563.15
2021 £628,760.32
2022 £857,264.85
2023 £458,649.56

 

 

3. The number of successful claims made against the council due to pothole
damage by year since 2013.

 

Year Number of Pothole Claims received Number of Pothole Claims settled
2013 71 13
2014 65 14
2015 39 1
2016 76 17
2017 46 7
2018 59 12

2019 36 7
2020 46 4
2021 32 2
2022 22 3
2023 38 2

 

Please note data provided for 2023 is up until 11.7.2023.

 

4. The total figure paid out each year by the council for pothole damage
by year since 2013.

 

Year Amount Paid
2013 £2,295.55
2014 £23,257.13
2015 £40
2016 £14,992.78
2017 £11,791.81
2018 £2,145.14
2019 £1,858.35
2020 £8,450.64
2021 £4,638.29
2022 £345
2023 £381.50

 

Please note these figures include both vehicle damage and personal injury.

         

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Yours sincerely

 

Uned Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth Gorfforaethol | Corporate Information
Governance Unit

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Caerffili | Caerphilly County Borough Council

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