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    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 7th May 18, 10:59 AM
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    Big pothole, flat tyre :(
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    • 7th May 18, 10:59 AM
    Big pothole, flat tyre :( 7th May 18 at 10:59 AM
    I hit a large pothole, on a country lane near Kinver edge ( West Midlands/Staffordshire) and now have a flat tyre ( alloy wheel)
    I returned to the pothole and took a photo ( the pothole is marked in red marker paint) and now i'm off to try and find somewhere to repair the puncture.
    Is it possible to claim the damage/repair bill from the council?
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
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    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th May 18, 11:15 AM
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    • 7th May 18, 11:15 AM
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    • 7th May 18, 11:15 AM
    Have a gander at this...

    https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/advice/pothole-damage-how-to-claim
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain
    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 7th May 18, 11:50 AM
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    • 7th May 18, 11:50 AM
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    • 7th May 18, 11:50 AM
    Thanks, i reported it via the Staffordshire county council website, and it would appear that there is another report of the same pothole its listed as
    Potholes, Fault catergorised by inspector, Awaiting works to fix the fault - ref 4069898
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
    • debtdebt
    • By debtdebt 7th May 18, 4:01 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 4:01 PM
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    • 7th May 18, 4:01 PM
    If the repair has already been highlighted and is to be fixed within a reasonable timeframe, your claim for damage may fail as the highways authority are allowed a reasonable timeframe to effect repairs.
    • Half_way
    • By Half_way 8th May 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 8:32 PM
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    • 8th May 18, 8:32 PM
    Repair done, and while it was only 60, it still left a hole in the pocket.
    i will try and contact Staffordshire county council and see what happens.
    Fortunately its only left me with a bad feeling, some lost time, and a lighter pocket.
    If I had hit this on my bicycle the outcome could have been much worse,
    I took a photo of the pothole, which was marked ( in very worn and faded) red marker paint - it really should have been barrier protected as the road is also popular with cyclists
    From the Plain Language Commission:

    "The BPA has surely become one of the most socially dangerous organisations in the UK"
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