RESIDENTS are demanding action on the pothole epidemic sweeping Colchester.

The calls come after an Essex County Council map shows the extent of the problem.

Oxford Road is among the top ten most damaged roads in the borough with more than 60 reports in 28 days. Defects in Dugard Avenue have been reported 50 times in four weeks.

Motorist Chris Ransom said: “I was amazed at just how many have been reported and nothing had been done.”

See Monday's Gazette for the full report.