ALMOST 1,000 potholes on Worcestershire roads that have been reported to the county council have not been filled in, according to a cycling organisation.

The website, run by Cycling UK, allows people, who are mainly cyclists, to report potholes.

According to the website, out of 1,349 potholes reported to Worcestershire County Council, 354 have been fixed, just 27 per cent.

The county ranked 33rd out of 214 local authorities, for having the most reported potholes that have not been filled in.

The records are said to be shared with local authorities and a notification is sent when a pothole has been filled in.

But the county council said it has an “excellent” record of repairing potholes and do not recognise the figures.

Cllr Alan Amos, cabinet member with responsibility for highways at Worcestershire County Council said: “We do not recognise these figures and do not regularly receive reports of potholes from or have any mechanism of responding to them. We have an excellent record of rapidly repairing potholes when reported to us directly and would encourage people to do so. Those using our are also able to receive feedback and updates on progress of repairs.”

In October last year, council highway chiefs hit back at claims that Worcestershire had the worst pothole problem in the West Midlands after a freedom of information request made by insurance company said 29,968 potholes were reported in Worcestershire in 2016 amounting to a total depth of nearly 1,2000 metres.

Highway chiefs rubbished the findings responding that the county has in fact some of the best roads in the region.

To report a pothole, visit and click on the report tab.

If the pothole is reported online, you can track the progress of the repair.