Pothole problems are being solved

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THE number of complaints made about potholes in the county has dropped by more than 2,500 over the past year.

Since Northamptonshire County Council introduced new ways of tackling potholes the number of people who make insurance claims after driving into them has also dropped by 48 per cent.

Daventry has encountered numerous problems with potholes in the past, including on Abbey Street outside the district council offices.

The county council’s cabinet member for communities, Andre Gonzales de Savage, said roads had been massively improved from their state 12 months ago thanks to a policy to prevent holes developing. And where they do occur the council now aims to fix them properly rather than carrying out emergency repairs.