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ROMANTIC GESTURE: Protest group hold Valentine’s party to show they are passionate about highlighting Gedling’s pothole problem


A group of residents in Gedling held a party for the local potholes on Saturday to highlight the neglect of the borough’s roads.

Members of the Gedling Borough Potholes social media group organised the Valentine’s party on Saturday and invited the community to come along and show their passion for potholes.

The event started at the Gedling Inn pub before revellers moved on to continue the party outside with some of the nearby potholes. A cake was also created to mark the occasion.

This card was created to mark the Valentine’s event held at the Gedling Inn on Saturday

Pothole-themed calendars and car stickers were on sale at the party – with donations going to charity

Residents took the party to one of the nearby potholes in Gedling

Group member Chris Cook Cann told Gedling Eye: “Gedling residents are at the end of their tether at the state of local roads and the damage caused by potholes so we held a late Valentine’s Party to ironically show love for potholes. 

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“They gathered in the Gedling Inn and shared pothole themed cakes, wore party hats and indulged in party fun. A visit from Cllr Michael Payne was appreciated, as he shared other partygoers’ frustration. 

“A group of revellers took their love for potholes to the nearest potholes and held up placards. Very few passing vehicles didn’t beep in support. It seems as if the whole borough is angry.”

The dedicated Gedling Potholes Facebook group was set up back in January and so far 1,700 members have signed up.

The group is being used to alert drivers about the worst affected areas across the borough with pictures of the crumbling and deep craters that can be found across all areas of the borough being posted by fuming motorists daily – and also have a bit of fun.

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