A political activist is celebrating a “dreadful” road surface being repaired.

Former parliamentary candidate Ian Stotesbury is relieved his concerns over a number of potholes in Salisbury Road, Watford, have finally been listened to.

Mr Stotesbury told the Observer in February that after logging his concerns with Hertfordshire County Council, he was told that the potholes had been assessed and “considered safe” and that “no further action will be taken”.

However, he kept on reporting them until finally the council told him on April 5 that “necessary repair works” had been identified and the potholes should be filled in by April 25.

Writing in the Callowland newsletter, Mr Stotesbury said: “If they had done the work back in February it would not have been such a big repair so could have been cheaper.”