'Milton potholes are driving us mad'
ANGRY motorists are demanding more is done to clear up pothole-ridden streets amid fears the problem is getting worse.
Metal worker Gary Thomasson has branded Foxley Lane in Milton 'a disgrace' with the number of deep potholes in the road.
The 46-year-old says he has to swerve and dodge a number of deep potholes to drop his fiance Samantha off at work in The Foxley Hotel pub.
He said: "My family come from Sneyd Green and I live in Baddeley Green so I have to use this road everyday.
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"The roads are disgraceful round here and I think it can cause serious problems.
"I can only assume that the council have used the money elsewhere because they are just getting worse."
Gary is unhappy about the potholes along Foxley Lane and leading into Milton Road, which he believes is causing damage to cars.
He said: "You feel that the car is being damaged every time you drive along here and you have to swerve around them because they are that deep.
"If you drove over them your car is just going to fall to bits eventually."
Gary's landlady fiance Samantha Jackson told how the pot holes have caused accidents on the busy road.
The 30-year-old said: "I think the state of the road is terrible and it has always been quite bad.
"With all the recent bad weather I think it has opened them up again and something needs to be done.
"From the pub we have seen a lot of accidents caused by people trying to avoid the potholes or becoming unsteady.
"It is a well-known problem and a lot of our customers will mention it when they come into the pub."
The fresh complaints have come after The Sentinel revealed the extent of pot-hole damage across the region.
Latest figures show Stoke-on-Trent City Council was bombarded with 8,735 complaints in 2012.
The figures mean the council received a complaint about potholes every 30 minutes.
The authority repaired 6,859 potholes in total.
Trevor Edgeley, aged 65, from Leek New Road, said: "You can't avoid them and especially at the top of Foxley Lane.
"I have never seen the council do anything about it but if the money is being spent on more important areas then that is acceptable."
Martyn Baddeley, aged 50, works for Longton Light Alloys on Foxley Lane.
The manager from Kidsgrove said: "The whole of the Potteries are riddled with potholes and I think even the ones that have been patched up from the previous year can become a problem again. "
Other problem roads include Hartshill Road, in Stoke, Dyke Street, in Hanley and Irene Avenue, in Tunstall.