How To Report A Pothole On Roads In Devon

With winter not too far away it’s a good time to report any potholes that meet Devon County Council Highways Dept intervention criteria.

If a pothole is on a road maintained by Highways and is over 40mm deep, over 300mm wide and has a steep side then Highways should put it on their list for action. A full description of potholes that meet their criteria can be found at:

If you think a pothole meets these criteria you can report it at: . Once on this website, you can drag the map to centre over the area with the pothole and then zoom in until the map is expanded sufficiently to drop a “pin” at the location of the pothole. You will then be asked to provide details, including photos if available. By entering your contact details on the report, you will be kept up to date on the assessment and any action that is scheduled. Should you find the pothole has already been reported by someone else, you can still add your contact details & so be kept up to date on any actions.

SAFETY NOTE: PLEASE do not endanger yourself or other road users when gathering details of any pothole. It is better to estimate the size of a pothole from a safe location and report it without photos than to risk an accident, injury, or worse by being on an active highway.



Re-opening of the Dartmoor Line Railway to Okehampton: Train and 118 Bus Timetables

From 20th November trains will operate between Exeter and Okehampton on the Dartmoor Line. To coincide with this we are making some changes to service 118, Tavistock – Okehampton, with some journeys operating to Okehampton Railway station.

The 118 bus timetables are available to view here, along with the new Sunday service.

Road Safety and Speed Limits Near the Mary Tavy Inn

Many people consider the junction at the Mary Tavy Inn to be very dangerous and that a 40 mph speed limit from the “Welcome to Mary Tavy” signs to the current 30mph limit is justified. Mary Tavy Parish Council has asked on many occasions that a 40mph limit is put in place but, to date, the authorities do not consider this stretch of road merits such a limit. The Parish Council would like to compile a diary of accidents and near misses over several months to get a clearer picture of the problem and, if appropriate, use this to argue for road safety improvements.

We welcome reports of accidents and near misses around the A386/Lane Head junction (adjacent to the Mary Tavy Inn) so that as complete a listing of incidents as possible can be compiled. Please send details of such incidents (time, date, nature of the accident or incident, weather conditions, type of vehicle(s) involved) to the Parish Clerk at . For data protection purposes you should not record or send registration plate or photographic details.