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Councillor hopes pothole art will draw attention to ‘shocking state’ of Gedling borough roads

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A councillor is hoping to draw attention to the shocking state of roads in Gedling borough by creating digital artwork using pictures of potholes taken on his way to work.

Cllr Henry Wheeler, who represents Coppice Ward for Gedling Borough Council, used an app on his phone to create the digital artwork based around pothole pictures he had taken on his daily journey into work in Arnold.

Mr Wheeler told Gedling Eye: “I’ve done some pothole art that will hopefully will draw attention to the shocking state of our roads in Gedling borough, which are managed by Nottingham County Council.  They have left our roads to fall into a shocking state of disrepair.”

Henry Wheeler is creating artwork using his phone and potholes to highlight the state of the borough’s roads. (IMAGE: Henry Wheeler)

“These are just a couple of the many potholes that I pass on my walk to work at school in the morning in Arnold.

“Pothole art might catch on in Gedling, there’s plenty of them knocking about they are starting to develop personalities of their own in a bid to get noticed before they cause serious damage to road users.

He added: “These have been reported, like many others, however many residents say that they have reported potholes and they still don’t get repaired, there are potholes everywhere.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Paving slabs on front st junction with croft rd next to a crossing outside boots have been rocking for several months as well as slabs outside william hill betting shop and outside salvation army at bottom of chapel lane. I thought that the council inspect this on a monthly basis.
    All near crossing points. I am sure that it is a walked inspection so should have been picked up by the person responsible for this.

  2. Recently done boundary box covers on Galway Road have been changed the reinstatement due not conform to standard set out in council and Nrswa policy. These are very poorly reinstated and constitute a footway hazard. Ie.
    Trip hazard, below the 20mm trip hazard, loss of material, edges breaking out. It time the inspector defected these against the Severn Trent contractor who did the job.

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