Few claims are settled

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IF there was any doubt about the futility of attempting to claim for pothole damage here’s the evidence.

In the last year Sheffield Council settled just six of 202 claims and paid out just £2,824.

If your car is damaged contact the council by all means. Demand to know when the road was last inspected and whether the schedule is annual or six-monthly.

Call Street Force on 0114 2734567.

£2 billion has been earmarked to repair crumbling roads. But the work won’t start until August at the earliest and will take 25 years.

The Private Finance Initiative will go to Amey or Carillion and will be paid for by the Government and the council.