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Potholes: Find out how many repairs over 5 years in your Nottinghamshire ward area

Nottinghamshire County Council figures have revealed the number of potholes repaired in every part of the county since 2016.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request to the authority found 476,043 potholes were fixed by the authority between 2016/17 and 2020/21, with Newark and Sherwood receiving the most repairs.

In total, the district received 147,752 pothole repairs in the five-year period, with the Muskham and Farnsfield division receiving 30,904 in this time.

This is the most of any area in Nottinghamshire and is more than the number of potholes repaired in the entire Rushcliffe borough during the five-year window.


The Newark and Sherwood area with the fewest repairs was Newark West, where 6,011 potholes were fixed by the authority.

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Rushcliffe borough received the fewest overall repairs at 28,437, with West Bridgford South receiving the least borough-wide at 1,359.

The Leake and Ruddington division was the Rushcliffe area with the highest number of repairs, with 5,559 over five years.

Selston received the most repairs across Ashfield, with 8,703, while Ashfields division received the fewest at 2,659. There were 46,248 repairs district-wide.


A further 104,515 repairs were conducted in Bassetlaw during this period, with Tuxford division receiving the most at 23,090. Worksop West received the fewest at 4,942.

In Broxtowe, the council conducted 39,732 repairs over five years. Stapleford and Broxtowe Central division received the most repairs at 9,549, while the area with the fewest was Beeston Central and Rylands, with 2,435.

There were a further 60,769 repairs across Gedling borough during the same period, with Arnold South division receiving the most at 17,132.

The Gedling area with the fewest repairs was Newstead, with 5,555 between 2016 and 2021.

And in Mansfield, the council conducted 48,590 pothole repairs during this period, fixing the most in Mansfield South division at 10,950.

The area in the district with the fewest repairs was Warsop, where Nottinghamshire County Council repaired 6,599 potholes from April 2016 to March this year.

On average there were about 8,500 potholes repaired across the 56 county council districts during the five-year period.

Gary Wood, head of highways and transport on the council, said: “In May 2021, we announced we would be setting up a cross-party highways review panel to look at all aspects of our highways maintenance.

“This includes road inspections, improvement programmes and funding, maintenance treatments, and repair techniques.

“All our current repair techniques, including those used to fill potholes, are under review by our highways review panel.”

Below are the figures for each Nottinghamshire County Council division, broken down by district and borough, and including the total number of potholes repaired between 2016 and 2021.

Ashfield – 46,248

Ashfields: 2,659

Hucknall North: 2,664

Hucknall South: 3,592

Hucknall West: 2,961

Kirkby North: 5,417

Kirkby South: 5,653

Selston: 8,703

Street Straddles Wards: 7

Sutton Central and East: 6,328

Sutton North: 4,344

Sutton West: 3,920

Bassetlaw – 104,515

Blyth and Harworth: 10,707

Misterton: 19,504

Retford East: 5,419

Retford West: 7,227

Street Straddles Wards: 1,293

Tuxford: 23,090

Worksop East: 10,021

Worksop North: 8,861

Worksop South: 13,451

Worksop West: 4,942

Broxtowe – 39,732

Beeston Central and Rylands: 2,435

Bramcote and Beeston North: 4,047

Eastwood: 9,076

Greasley and Brinsley: 4,433

Nuthall and Kimberley: 5,684

Stapleford and Broxtowe Central: 9,549

Street Straddles Wards: 583

Toton, Chilwell and Attenborough: 3,925

Gedling – 60,769

Arnold North: 10,027

Arnold South: 17,132

Calverton: 8,809

Carlton East: 6,815

Carlton West: 11,687

Newstead: 5,555

Street Straddles Wards: 744

Mansfield – 48,590

Mansfield East: 9,579

Mansfield North: 10,418

Mansfield South: 10,950

Mansfield West: 9,591

Street Straddles Wards: 1,453

Warsop: 6,599

Newark – 147,752

Balderton: 7,949

Blidworth: 8,585

Collingham: 25,584

Farndon and Trent: 14,048

Muskham and Farnsfield: 30,904

Newark East: 6,702

Newark West: 6,011

Ollerton: 13,754

Sherwood Forest: 8,402

Southwell: 25,646

Street Straddles Wards: 167

Rushcliffe – 28,437

Bingham East: 4,976

Bingham West: 2,458

Cotgrave: 2,690

Keyworth: 4,165

Leake and Ruddington: 5,559

Radcliffe on Trent: 3,042

Street Straddles Wards: 326

West Bridgford North: 2,380

West Bridgford South: 1,359

West Bridgford West: 1,482

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