Potholes usually occur when roads freeze and thaw repeatedly, causing the surface to break up. They appear more frequently in late winter and early spring.

Report a pothole

What we do

We inspect every road in East Sussex at least once a year but potholes can form quickly. When a pothole is reported to us we send one of our Highway Stewards to inspect the area as soon as possible and arrange repairs as necessary.

See further information and pothole FAQs on the East Sussex Highways website.

Pothole Action Fund 2016/17

East Sussex County Council carry out a programme of scheduled resurfacing schemes each year and maintain and repair roads to allow people to travel easily and safely in East Sussex.

In 2015 the Government announced a Pothole Action Fund of £250 million to be shared by local highway authorities between 2016/17 and 2020/21, using a formula based on the road length for which each authority is responsible.

East Sussex County Council was allocated £642,000 for 2016/17.
A list of locations where these funds have been spent will be published shortly.