Brackley campaign puts potholes on the small screen

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The potholes of south Northants and north Oxon are set to be given national TV time after a Facebook campaigner made the area’s poor roads a big issue.

Mark Morrell has featured in national newspapers and last week won a seat on Brackley Town Council on the back of his campaign.

Mr Pothole Mark Morrell making a Ch5 documentary on potholes in Westbury.'130814M-A036

Mr Pothole Mark Morrell making a Ch5 documentary on potholes in Westbury.'130814M-A036

On Wednesday he took a Channel 5 documentary team on a tour of potholes in the area. Pressure on the highways authority has resulted in some holes being filled within hours. In the south of the county, pressure from Mr Pothole’s campaign has led the local authority to hold information sessions for the public.

He has also started an e-petition calling for better investment in roads at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51045.