Potholes are holes in a road where the surface has been damaged, approximately 4cm deep; they should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent accidents.

Potholes in Eden

Reporting a pothole in a road

To report a pothole you will need details of the location, street and postcode if possible.

Report a fault in the highway on the Cumbria County Council website.

Report a pothole on Cumbria Highways Hotline on 0300 303 2992.

Report a pothole on the Fill that hole website.

FixMyStreet website, lets you report, view, or discuss local problems, such as graffiti, fly tipping, broken paving slabs, or street lighting by entering a postcode.

Potholes on the M6 Motorway

Highways England repair potholes on the M6 motorway, or A66 trunk road.

How to report a pothole on a motorway, or on some A roads

Report a pothole on GOV.UK by entering a a postcode to report potholes on local roads in England and Wales.

Potential compensation for damage to your vehicle

Claim for damage to your vehicle on GOV.UK if the damage was due to the road. The organisation you contact depends on where the road is and the type of road.

Unadopted roads

If a road is unadopted, potholes are usually the responsibility of the nearest resident.

Last updated: Tuesday, 7 April, 2020.