Motorists call for pay-outs over potholes
RESIDENTS living on a narrow lane in Alltwalis say they are ready to fight for compensation over fears their vehicles could be badly damaged by large potholes.
People living at the end of Llwynwalter Road say they are fed up with constant repair work to the road.
Frances Fuller warned they may put in claims against Carmarthenshire Council if their cars are damaged.
The authority says it repairs the pot holes when they are reported.
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It said residents need to call the council with any problems.
A row broke out last year when the council stopped sending refuse lorries along the road because the vehicles were unable to turn around.
But that has been resolved and rubbish is now collected from outside the homes.
Mrs Fuller said: "The road has potholes so deep we are considering putting in a claim to Carmarthenshire Council for any damage that could be caused to our vehicles.
"Every day we are driving on a bad road which is the council's responsibility."
She added: "Last year the council must have been here four times filling in the potholes but they just reopen and cause us constant problems."
Fellow resident Pauline Lloyd said: "We just don't seem to be getting much for the council tax we pay.
"It took a long fight for the rubbish collections to be done last year and since April we have continued to struggle with this terrible road."
Mrs Fuller's husband Chris said that after the Journal contacted the county council over the pot hole issue a council workmen filled the potholes with tar and flattened then down.
However, he said this was exactly what the local authority should not be doing and called for a more permanent solution.
He said: "It all seemed like a knee-jerk reaction with the council arriving here to fill the pot-holes.
"They will be back in the same poor state once there is a hard frost and rain.
"There needs to be a proper plan of action for the road and full resurfacing," he added.
Carmarthenshire Council area manager Huw Morgan said: "We received a call from a resident regarding potholes along Llwynwalter Road and these have been repaired.
"Resurfacing works are carried out on a needs assessment basis and with limited budgets.
"If residents have any further issues we would advise them to contact us directly."