Join the ‘bomb’ for first National Pothole Day

Mark 'Mr Pothole' Morrell
Mark 'Mr Pothole' Morrell

The first ever national pothole day is taking place next week - and Mr Pothole hopes MPs sit up and take note.

A social media bomb will help whip up interest on Thursday when Twitter feeds will be flooded with pothole pictures tweeted with #nationalpotholeday

Mr Pothole and Brackley Town Councillor Mark Morrell, who came up with the idea, said: “Social media gives power to the people.

“Twitter and Facebook see lots of complaints about potholes, but by creating national pothole day it joins all the complaints together.”

With the elections coming up, Mr Morrell thinks MPs are starting to listen to his campaigning and he is even meeting shadow transport minister, Richard Burden, at the end of the month.

Mr Morrell has been travelling around the country, appearing on Sky News and Good Morning Britain to promote National Pothole Day and the seriousness of the issue.

He said: “Potholes are the biggest complaint by motorists, and other road users are affected too, like cyclists.”

Get involved on Thursday January 15 by following @mrpotholeuk on Twitter and downloading the RAC or streetrepairs app on your smartphone or tablet to directly report potholes.