Potholes form when there is damage to the surface of a road that causes a hole. Any potholes that are about 4cm deep need repairing as soon as possible to prevent accident.

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.

See potholes and road damage on the Cumbria County Council website to report a problem.

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

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

Report a maintenance issue on the National Highways website.

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

Potholes on unadopted roads are usually the responsibility of the nearest resident.

Last updated: Monday, 12 December, 2022.