If you have
noticed an annoying pothole don't just moan about it - report it!
Somerset County Council
(SCC) rely on members of the public to report defects in the roads,
they will then inspect it and arrange repairs.
Remember if someone
makes a claim against the council we will all be paying for it through
our Council Tax - prevent an accident and report it today.
the Highway Authority SCC have the responsibility for the maintenance
and repair of the highway. SCC repairs potholes and other defects on
the road to ensure safe access for all road users and to maintain the
structure of the road in accordance with the Highway Safety Inspection
The factors to be taken into account include size and exact location
(carriageway or footway) and depth of pothole. In addition,
the type of traffic use: speed and volume, road alignment and
visibility and also the position in relation to road width.
How do I use it?
contacting SCC, please provide the following information:
0300 123 2224
- Your name and telephone number, in case we need to contact
- The location of the pothole or road defect including the
road name and parish.
- Is the pothole/defect outside a specific property
To report "on-line" or for more details see the SCC website
Alternatively report a variety of problems on FixMyStreet (this generates a report to SCC)
What happens next?
When you report a pothole or road defect SCC
will inspect it within 3 working days and programme repair work where required.