Once again a chancellor announces that he is going to eradicate the problem of potholes. Everyone is affected by them. Even non drivers shudder in your car when, while giving them a lift, your car crashes into one. However, all drivers also know that within weeks of repairing them, they have opened up again. The only answer is planing the trouble spots and then resurfacing. A couple of local places spring to mind - theA46 at Woodchester and Whiteshill between the village and Edge. Here's hoping!

Mike Broomhall,