Last month, this website and the motoring section of the Daily Telegraph teamed up to name and shame the UK’s worst roads. The B6343 near Morpeth in Northumberland was unveiled as the road most likely to damage your car, jar your teeth and generally be unpleasant to drive on – despite the reportedly picturesque views.
Let it never be said that you, the Potholes.co.uk users, do not wield power – for now we hear, via the Newcastle Journal newspaper, that Northumberland County Council has miraculously found some budget to repair this crumbling stretch of road. Surprise surprise!
Not only has your bestowing of such an undignified title on the road been used to spark arguments in the cross-party council chambers up north, but it also appears, according to Journal hack, Dave Black, that we have collectively sparked the authorities in Northumberland into action.
The opposition party councillor doesn’t celebrate too much in Dave’s story, rightly pointing out that “it’s a little bit late in the day” and that “the problem is that as one road is being done, another road is getting worse”.
We haven’t won the war yet, comrades, but for now you should be proud of yourselves. The voice of Potholes.co.uk has been heard!