PEOPLE can find out about more about potholes during a special meeting this month.
How Wiltshire Council deals with the problem is the topic of a webinar set to take place between 6pm and 7pm on Monday, June 19.
It will be hosted by Cllr Caroline Thomas, cabinet member for transport, giving people the chance to find out how potholes are inspected, prioritised and filled, as well as providing information on long-term maintenance schedules and resurfacing.
There will also be an opportunity for people to ask questions to the panel, and people can also submit written questions beforehand – though questions should be focused on the general issue of potholes and highways maintenance, rather than specific potholes.
Cllr Thomas said: “We know how passionate people are about potholes, and this is a good opportunity for people to find out more about what we’re doing across the county to tackle the issue.
“The recent increase in the number of potholes is a national issue that has been caused by hot and dry summer of 2022, combined with the very wet and then cold weather experienced this past winter, which has created the ideal conditions for potholes to form.
“One of our Business Plan commitments is to have well-connected communities, and that’s why we’re doing all we can to tackle the problem.
“People want to know what we’re doing about the issue, and that’s why we’re hosting this webinar – to enable people to find out more and ask questions about the way we tackle potholes in Wiltshire.”
Once signed up, the council will email people the joining link for the webinar on the morning of the meeting. People are encouraged to download Microsoft Teams to their computer or mobile device to access the webinar.
To report potholes, people should go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/MyWilts.