Council has five-day pothole response


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Coventry City Council has the longest response time in Britain for filling in serious potholes, new research has revealed.

Figures released by motoring charity the RAC Foundation indicate housing authority aim to attain road fixings within five working days.

Cumbria, Flinstshire and South Lanarkshire councils try to act “immediately” to sort out defects.

Coventry City Council said it had a “good track record on street repairs”.

Information on its “five working day response” likewise appears on the council’s website – but the authority told the BBC they are able to visit potholes which pose a “danger” within two hours.

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