Yesterday my OH was driving down a main road in Nottingham, at about 25mph on a 30mph road (As she had just got onto the road from a junction) and she hit a massive pothole that has broken her wheel (at about 6pm in the dark). We took it to Quick Fit today and they said the wheel needs replacing, and said she should go to a scrap yard get a wheel and they would put her new tire back on the wheel she buys (She had 4 new tires about 6 months ago). He also said we should go and take a picture of the hole, so we went back down there today at about 3pm and the pothole had just been filled (The asphalt was still soft), we took a picture of the newly filled pothole. Cant believe they filled it between 6pm on saturday & 3pm on a sunday, it must be cheaper to fix the roads ealier in normal working hours!.
My Question is how should i go about making a claim against the council, and if they say there was no pothole there, can i get the info of when they pothole was filled or can they use the data protection act not to give it to me???
The man in quickfit said the same thing happened to him and when he went to take pictures it had been filled within 30 mins, and the council said they had not filled it so bascially called him a liar, thats why i asked about the info and the data protection act.
Thanks guys and rep to whomever can help.