Potholes and roads

Reporting graffiti

Your local district or borough council is responsible for the removal graffiti on council owned property. The removal of graffiti on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. For more information, please contact your district or borough...

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Claiming for damage

East Sussex County Council has a duty to take reasonable steps to maintain the highway network and keep it safe for users. We do this by regularly inspecting our roads and pavements, responding to issues reported by the public and ensuring repairs are...

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How do I report a pothole?

When reporting a pothole please be as detailed as possible in your description and let us know:

Where is it? Including the road name, town, nearby landmarks or house numbers.
Roughly how big is it? For example, the size of a
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How do potholes form?

Potholes usually occur when roads freeze and thaw repeatedly, causing the surface to break up. They appear more frequently in late winter and early spring.

How often do you inspect roads?

Depending on the type of road, the local Highway...