Councillor Andy Boddington said: "Our town is riddled with potholes
and a bumpy ride is quite normal.
In the South East 122,534 potholes
were reported across the nine counties, the most of any UK region.
In 2017/18, a total of 13,470 potholes
were reported in East Ren, at a total depth of 539m, with PS480,939 spent on repairs.
Confused.com said there were 111,261 potholes
reported in 2017-18.
'And some local dharu too!' 'Can you imagine what he would have done without these potholes
?' asked the contractor.
Neil Cowper, Head of Highways at the council, said: "We were surprised to see the RAC Foundation coverage on potholes
as we have a good track record on addressing road repairs in the city.
We meet all sorts of people, including pothole
vigilantes, taking on the damage one dodgy road at a time, and council workers who are fighting a never-ending battle to keep everything safe.
"We do inspect all adopted roads and footpaths in County Durham for potholes
and other defects at intervals determined by usage with the results helping us plan repairs.
in the road " According to the RAC data, around 1.7m potholes
were reported across Britain between 2014-2017.
In Birmingham, there was an average of 8.60 potholes
Coventry has recently been awarded funding so more than 20,000 potholes
could be repaired.
But a troublesome pothole
has resulted in a business boom for two garages situated close to a damaged road.