The BIG Fill

BIG Fill is back and the team will be working on Fridays and Saturdays to repair potholes in the Vale.

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They will be targeting a different area each time, but we need your help to identify and locate potholes in those areas. Remember, if you see a pothole marked in white, there’s no need to report it – we’re already on the case! 


Report a Pothole



BIG Fill Schedule 

If you have spotted a pothole in one of the following areas, please report it to us by the deadline to ensure it is scheduled in for repair during the BIG Fill's visit.



  • Friday 27 September and Saturday 28 September 2019

Report by: Friday 13 September 2019


  • Friday 11 October and Saturday 12 October 2019

Report by: Friday 27 September 2019


  • Friday 25 October and Saturday 26 October 2019

Report by: Friday 11 October 2019


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  • Friday 8 November and Saturday 9 November 2019

Report by: Friday 25 October  2019



  • Friday 22 November and Saturday 23 November 2019

Report by: Friday 8 November 2019



  • Friday 6 December and Saturday 7 December 2019

Report by: Friday 22 November 2019


  • Why do we get potholes? 
    A pothole is a point on the road where the asphalt has eroded and where a depression forms. As they age, road surfaces get increasingly porous and absorb more rainwater. Frost also affects road surfaces, as the water seeps down, freezes and expands, gradually weakening the surface, causing bits of the road to loosen. Vehicles driving over the pothole will also make the dip grow over time.
  • What happens if there are lots of potholes in one road? 
    It is likely that the road (or a section of it) will be earmarked for resurfacing at a later date. Remember even if we have filled a pothole, feasibly days later another new pothole can form nearby, sometimes people think we have not fixed potholes reported, when we have. 
  • I reported a pothole, but it has not been filled - what is going on? 
    We respond to each report as soon as we can. The supervisor on site and our inspectors will prioritise works identified for each weekend. If crews are inundated over a weekend, we will add any remaining potholes to our weekly schedule. 
  • Do you follow industry standards? 

    Yes. All our resurfacing work is carried out to the standard identified by the highway specifications and contract conditions. We follow a strict code of practice for highways maintenance management.