Mysterious Motorist Fills Massive Pothole in Cornwall

In Cornwall, England, frustration grew among the locals who were inconvenienced by a giant pothole on Tanhouse Road and Bodmin Hill in Lostwithiel. After a month of inactivity from the authorities, one anonymous individual decided to take matters into their own hands and fill the pothole themselves during the first weekend of May. This act of bravery temporarily solved the problem and the road was reopened to the relief of the community.

However, the Cornwall Council’s road repair company, Cormac, closed the road once again because their team hadn’t officially carried out the repair. Now, the search is on to find the person responsible. Cornwall Highways is determined to identify the anonymous individual who not only fixed the pothole but also removed the signs without permission.

While Cornwall Highways mentioned that the road was originally set to be closed until June 9th as they were catching up with a backlog of pothole repairs, Colin Martin, the Cornwall councilor for Lanreath and Lostwithiel, expressed his frustration. He compared the pothole situation to the overall underinvestment in the public sector, emphasizing that this issue reflects the crumbling state of the entire public sector due to lack of funds.

Mr. Martin further explained that the road has been closed once again and will remain closed until Cormac properly repairs it. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts for road resurfacing and proactive maintenance, the repairs could take weeks as all available teams have been diverted to filling smaller potholes on other open roads. This situation highlights the short-sighted decision made by the Conservatives running Cornwall Council, as potholes are appearing faster than Cormac can fix them.

This incident in Cornwall is not the first time a citizen has taken it upon themselves to address an issue in their community. In 2017, a resident of Toronto built a set of park stairs for a community garden at a fraction of the city’s estimated cost. This act of community spirit showcases the power of individuals in making a positive impact.

Stay tuned to find out what happened next in this intriguing story.


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