Pothole fillers receive awards from Pendleton

21/07/2011
Highways Reporters

Olympic and World Champion track cyclist, Victoria Pendleton, has personally recognised the UK council doing the best job at repairing potholes.

Cheshire West and Chester Council was awarded the ‘Pothole Response’ accolade by the cycling celebrity following a nationwide competition between the UK’s 217 highways authorities.

Pendleton actively supported the awards scheme which was jointly run by Aggregate Industries and launched at the height of this year’s pothole season which saw UK councils judged on repairs to potholes as reported via
www.fillthathole.org.uk. The Fill That Hole website is run by award scheme partners CTC – The UK’s National Cyclists’ Organisation.

Victoria Pendleton said; “Potholes can be a problem for road users, particularly people cycling to work or school, cycling for fun, keeping fit, or even cycling professionally. We have to make our roads safer and more accessible for cyclists who often lack confidence to ride their bikes in and around urban areas because of poor road surfaces.

“I was delighted to present Cheshire West and Chester Council with their award and want to congratulate all of the other successful local authorities. It is fantastic to be a part of recognising the work they are doing to respond to these problems and ensure our roads are safe.”

Cheshire West and Chester Councillor and Executive Member for Community and Environment, Lynn Riley said: “This award recognises the work we do every day of the year to make sure that our road network remains safe and operational, especially during the harsh, freezing winter weather over the last couple of years."
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