A trio of councillors skipped Sunday lunch and instead spent their time hunting for potholes.

Labour councillors Stephen Cox, Stephen King, and Joan King drove around South Oxhey for two hours covering every road on the estate and noting every hole and defect in the road.

In total, they say they found more than 50 potholes which were all reported later that evening on Hertfordshire County Council's online reporting form.

Cllr Joan King, who is currently helping a driver with a compensation claim after she hit a pothole, said: "We take great pride in our area."

Cllr Cox added: "It was a worthwhile exercise. The roads around the building site, Bridlington Road, Fairfield Avenue and Oxhey Drive are the worst. One resident informed me he had personally filled the largest hole near the doctors’ surgery in with debris from the road.

"Redwood Close had actually had the largest number of pot holes but they were not as dangerous as others the Labour team spotted,”

Cllr Stephen King said he was delighted to see a Ringway engineer ( the county council's contractor) while walking his dog in Gosforth Lane on Monday morning.

Cllr King said: "He said he’d been working since 6am and hadn’t left South Oxhey. It is good to so our reports being actioned so quickly."