By Denna Bowman
The Ministry of Defence have been called on to repair the potholes making the lives of RAF residents a misery.
A stretch of potholed road belonging to RAF Scampton has caused damage to motorists tyres, exhausts and suspension systems, according to locals.
“One lady has had her tyres shredded because of these potholes,” said one angry resident, “and others have complained about their vehicles’ exhausts and suspension being knocked about.”
Now Ms Bennett, who lives in a privately-owned former Ministry of Defence house at RAF Scampton, is urging Defence Estates to fix 20 to 30 potholes in Northumberland Avenue.
Residents pay for the maintenance of part of the unadopted road, but the stretch of damaged road remains the responsibility of the military.
Mrs Bennett said: “There’s about 20 to 30 potholes in just a 40ft stretch of Northumberland Avenue.
“I measured one as being 72 inches across a diagonal and four inches deep.
“We have been trying to get something done for more than 18 months now.”
She added: “We feel even though the patch of road is used by residents, it is still owned by the military and they should be repairing it.”
Defence Estates spokesman Tony Moran said responsibility for maintaining roads at Scampton, depending on their location, was shared between Defence Estates, property firm Annington Homes Ltd and Lincolnshire County Council.
“Defence Estates does maintain part of Northumberland Avenue and our contractors have already carried out some repairs,” he said.
“However, before considering further repairs a survey of the roads we maintain is required in order to identify the best action to take.”