Report Hazardous Potholes For Quick Response

Potholes in roads present a particular hazard for cyclists – either because they have to swerve to avoid them or risk coming off or damaging their bike if they ride over them.

Initial indications are the the new Cheshire West and Chester Council respond quickly to reports of hazardous potholes.  One Campaign member found that the Council had filled a hole in his road within 48 hours of it being reported through Cycling UK’s Fill That Hole website.

Any member of the public can visit the Fill That Hole website to report potholes in the road.  All reports are forwarded on to the relevant Highway Authority for priority action.  If any accidents to cyclists occur at the reported site after the report, Cycling UK will be able to provide legally valid evidence of the report.

If you do report a pothole to the council using Cycling UK’S website, you may wish return here to submit a comment describing the outcome and speed of response.


  1. The Cheshire West REPORT IT app, when used on a smartphone, allows easy reporting and generally results in a quick acknowledgement from CWAC Highways. Make sure to include a photo that gives some context, not just a picture of the hole. Take care that the locator pin is accurately placed otherwise they can’t find the hole. Anything less than 40mm deep (!!) is unlikely to be repaired as it is deemed acceptable apparently.

  2. The cycle way between Blacon (Saughall Road) and Chester canal has severe cracking in the tarmac. Some of these cracks are wide enough for a cycle wheel to fit in making it very dangerous for cyclists especially in the upcoming shorter days/darker nights. Please can this be assessed and repaired as a matter of urgency.

  3. The above link appears to work!! I reported two major and a number os less serious potholes on Ermine Rd just before Christmas. The two major ones were patched a couple of weeks ago (the others were not touched and are now deteriorating seriously. Time for more reporting………….

  4. Parkgate road, from the Yacht pub to the small chapel, there a re a few very deep grids , and after the tragic deaths further up this road, i would have thought that Cwac staff would have been and repaired them sooner.

    Also the road from Wales into Saughall and onto Parkgate road again is an absolute disgrace, numerous potholes, cars poorly parked, cars on pavements etc.

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