Pothole Busters campaign hailed a success in Telford & Wrekin
A Shropshire council has been able to fill more than 10,000 potholes on borough roads thanks to the public and its Pothole Busters campaign.
Telford and Wrekin Council launched the campaign at the end of January after an increase in the number of potholes due to the cold weather.
It asked residents to report potholes to the council's highways maintenance team, via a hotline and online reporting system.
As a result, the council received nearly 1,500 reports via email, online and telephone calls. Additional teams where introduced to deal with the issue.
The surge in the number of potholes was caused due to this winter's harsh conditions and the regular freeze/thaw weather cycle causing road surfaces to break up.
Councillor Adrian Lawrence, cabinet member for environment and the rural area, said: "The overwhelming success of this campaign has been largely thanks to residents, parish councils and council staff who have been so proactive in reporting potholes to us.
"I know that contractors have worked really hard to tackle the issue and the amount of potholes which have been filled is phenomenal.
"I recognise the problem of potholes has not been completely solved, but thanks to the hard work and determination of this Council and its residents, it has been greatly improved."