I’M not one to normally speak out about anything but feel the need to get something off my chest.

I relocated to Northwich last February from Widnes and feel proud to say I am now a Northwich resident and love my new home.

But I am staggered at the state of the roads in this town.

At first the potholes were an annoyance but gradually they have become a real concern to me and my car.

I genuinely think that I am causing damage to my car based on the loud thuds when driving into some of these.

Once I know of the bad ones I ensure I don’t make the same mistake twice and drive around them, which I am sure causes panic to oncoming drivers who will have no idea why I am swerving towards them.

I realise these can be reported on the Cheshire West and Chester Council website, which I do, but you can see some of these potholes have previously been treated by looking at the patchwork tarmac around them.

The council needs to try to find the funds to stop doing botch patchwork temporary fixes and resurface the roads fully.

I know we are living in a time of council cuts but Northwich has had a recent population boom from the 3,000 plus new homes in Winnington/Lostock/Rudheath/Davenham to name a few, meaning extra council tax revenue coming in from these.

I had no issues at all with the surface of the roads in my 10 years in Widnes from Halton Council, which I would expect to have a tougher budget challenge than Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Is the money not being distributed fairly?

Perhaps Chester doesn’t have the same issues with their roads.

Jonathan Evangelidis