Cheshire East spend £24million repairing potholes

Cheshire East spend £24million repairing potholes

Research by MoneySuperMarkert has revealed Cheshire East has spent almost £24 million on repairing potholes since 2017.

The data was compiled from a series of Freedom of Information requests sent to local authorities around the country.

The data shows that Cheshire East had the 5th highest spend overall when it came to carrying out these repairs with £23,871,807 spent in total from 2017.

Deepa Patel, car insurance spokesperson at MoneySuperMarket, said: 

As most drivers will know, potholes are a real nuisance.

It’s not only that they can be dangerous from a safe driving perspective, but they can also cause damage to your car.

Burst tyres, problems with suspension and even damage to your vehicle’s body work – potholes can really make their presence felt. 

“The cost of repairs for this kind of damage can be high, so it’s important you have the correct level of insurance cover – particularly if you live in an area where potholes are common.

Cheshire West and Chester were 3rd in the table spending just short of £39 million repairing potholes.

Cheshire East does not appear in the list of the top 20 authorities when it comes to the total number of repairs carried out.

In Cornwall there were 210,331 repairs carried it from 2017 to date and 20th in the list was Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council who carried out 43,118 in the same period.

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