FOI Request - Number of Potholes

Request 101001323984

1.  How many potholes were reported to the local authority in (a) 2012-13 (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15 and (d) 2015-16, and how many members of the public contacted the local authority in each year to report these defects.

2.  How many potholes did the local authority repair in (a) 2012-13 (b) 2013-14, (c) 2014-15 and (d) 2015-16.

3.  How many potholes do you currently have on record as awaiting repair.

Response 25-10-2016

  1. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held.  The closest data we have is the number of customer enquiries that were logged as being regarding ‘carriageway defects’, which is :-
  • 2012-13  -  454
  • 2013-14  -  268
  • 2014-15  -  409
  • 2015-16  -  397
  1. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held.  The closest data we have is the number of works instructions that were raised each year to repair carriageway defects :-
  • 2012-13  -  3216
  • 2013-14  -  3047
  • 2014-15  -  3628
  • 2015-16  -  4508

It should be noted that each of these instructions may include the repair of several defects, and also that only some of these defects will be potholes.

  1. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we can advise that this information is not held.  The closest data we have is the number of works instructions that are currently issued to repair carriageway defects, which is 349.  As above, it should be noted that each of these instructions may include the repair of several defects, and also that only some of these defects will be potholes.

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