Northumberland county councillor hits out at ‘shoddy’ pothole repairs

One of the pothole repairs on the road to Clennell Hall, near Alnwinton.

One of the pothole repairs on the road to Clennell Hall, near Alnwinton.

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A county councillor has lashed out after receiving complaints of shoddy workmanship on a Northumberland road.

Pothole repairs carried out by Northumberland County Council near Alwinton this afternoon have been roundly criticised.

Rothbury’s county councillor Steven Bridgett was sent pictures of the work on the road to Clennell Hall which had left him ‘speechless’.

He said that a tar-based filler had just been ‘put on top of the snow’.

“I’m sure many will be surprised to hear this but, for once, words fail me,” Coun Bridgett said. “There is simply no way to defend filling in potholes on top of snow – what a waste of money.”

He also added: “There is absolutely no way this can be defended and I have reported it to senior management at County Hall.”

The county council was unavailable for comment at this time.