THE FLINTSHIRE areas that have seen the highest reports of potholes have been revealed.

In response to a recent Freedom of Information request into the number of potholes reported across the region in the last five years, Flintshire County Council submitted a break down of the number of reports. 

The areas were grouped from one to eight, as outlined in the interactive map below. The areas corresponded to the following locations:

Area 1 - Ffynnongroew, Gronant, Trelawnyd & Gwaenysgor, Mostyn, Whitford, Greenfield, Hollywell, Talacre

Area 2 - Bagillt, Flint, Oakenholt, Flint Mountain, Northop & Northop Hall, Sychdyn 

Area 3 - Connah's Quay, Shotton, Sealand, Deeside Industrial Estate

Area 4 - Caerwys, Cilcain, Rhsesmor, Halkyn, Brynford, Lixwm, Rhydymwyn

Area 5 - Gwernaffield, Mold, Pantymwyn, Gwernymynydd

Area 6 - New Brighton, Bryn Y Baal, Mynydd Isa, Buckley, Drury

Area 7- Ewloe, Aston, Hawarden, Mancot, Queensferry, Broughton, Saltney

Area 8 - Penyfford & Penymynydd, Dobshill, Higher Kinnerton, Hope & Caergwrle, Leeswood, Treuddyn, Llanfynydd & Ffrith 

The area with the highest reports of potholes since 2018, with a staggering 3091 reports was 'area 1' which covers Ffynnongroew, Gronant, Trelawnyd & Gwaenysgor, Mostyn, Whitford, Greenfield, Hollywell, Talacre. 

In contrast, the area in Flintshire which has recieved the fewest reports was 'area 6' which relates to New Brighton, Bryn Y Baal, Mynydd Isa, Buckley, Drury. 


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This news comes after chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced in his Spring Budget the £500 million allocated would be increased by a further £200 million next year in England and £180 million in Wales to help communities “tackle this problem” of potholes.

The figures come weeks after a survey carried out by the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (Alarm) found councils in England and Wales said they only received two-thirds of what they needed during the current financial year to stop local roads further deteriorating.

David Renard, transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, which represents local authorities, said councils “work tirelessly” to repair roads but the backlog is “increasingly challenging to tackle”.



To view the full figures dating back to 2018 in the various areas, click on our interactive map above to see the numbers for where you live.