Kent County Council is to spend another £2 million in the coming year on repairing potholes which can cause damage to vehicle tyres and suspensions as well as providing puddles in wet weather from which splashes causing by passing vehicles can affect pedestrians. Hollingbourne has a number of potholes and the Parish Council hopes that this extra money will help to improve local roads.
Local KCC Councillor Shellina Prendergast is keen that Hollingbourne’s roads are improved and the fastest way for residents to get action is to report potholes online at www.kent.gov.uk/highwayfaults . Highways issues can also be reported direct to KCC Highways at their Call Centre : 03000 41 41 41 from 9am to 5pm between Monday to Friday or on 03000 419191 at all other times in case of emergencies.
Pictured below are Vicki Smith (Parish Clerk – left) and Councillor Shellina Prendergast (right) looking at the large pothole opposite Godfrey House in Eyhorne Street. Just out of shot is the “clanking” manhole cover outside Godfrey House which has been repaired previously. Both of these problems and others in Eyhorne Street have been reported to KCC Highways for action.
Councillor Prendergast can be contacted at Shellina.Prendergast@kent.gov.uk .