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Freedom of Information Request

FOI Request: Potholes

Received: 13 January 2020

Dear FOI team,
Could you please provide answers to the following queries?
For the purpose of these questions, please consider all references to a 'pothole' to be defined as any physical defect in the surface of the road which potentially poses a hazard to road users, such as potholes, sunken manhole covers, cracks in the tarmac or any other defect.
1.
a. How many potholes were reported to the London Borough of Barnet in each of the past five years for which data is available?
b. How many of those potholes reported to the London Borough of Barnet, in each of the past five years for which data is available, failed to meet the required intervention criteria, as set by the London Borough of Barnet, due to insufficient depth, width or other factor?
Please provide answers for each year individually. If it is not possible to provide data for the past five years for which data is available, please provide it for the last full year for which data is available.

2.
a. Does the London Borough of Barnet set target repair times depending on the seriousness of an identified pothole/defect?
b. How many potholes/defects were repaired by the London Borough of Barnet in each of the past five years for which data is available?
c. Of those potholes repaired, how many were repaired within the London Borough of Barnet's set target time, for each of the past five years for which data is available?
Please provide answers for each year individually. If it is not possible to provide data for the past five years for which data is available, please provide it for the last full year for which data is available.
3.
a. How many miles of highway is the London Borough of Barnet responsible for maintaining?
b. How many full-time equivalent staff does the London Borough of Barnet currently employ to inspect its highway network to identify and classify highway defects or potential highway defects?
c. How many full-time equivalent staff did the London Borough of Barnet directly employ to inspect its highway network to identify and classify highway defects on the 1st of January for each of the past four years (1/1/2016, 1/1/2017, 1/1/2018, 1/1/2019)
Please provide answers for each year individually. If it is not possible to provide data for the past four years for which data is available, please provide it for the last full year for which data is available.

Outcome / Documents

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