POTHOLES on a Halesowen road are set to be repaired after a councillor called for action.

The "numerous potholes" on Leasowes Lane will be repaired on Friday (February 9) and Monday February 12 after councillor Parmjit Sahota called for action for 18 months.

Dudley Council said it has spent almost £2million tackling potholes on borough roads over the past year, with highways crews continuing to tackle thousands of defects.

Councillor Sahota said he was pleased the large potholes on Leasowes Lane, which leads to Leasowes Park and Halesowen Golf Course, are being tackled.

Halesowen News: The lane leads to Halesowen Golf Course and Leasowes Park The lane leads to Halesowen Golf Course and Leasowes Park (Image: Cllr Parmjit Sahota)

He said on social media: "I have finally been able to persuade senior officers at Dudley Council the poor state of the road warrants a proper repair of the numerous potholes along the section as you drive down towards the golf club, rather than the periodic temporary repairs.

"This conversation has been ongoing for 18 months or so and ended with the CEO of the council coming down to see for himself the embarrassing state of affairs in October 2023.

"The reason initially given for not doing proper repairs was it is a bridleway.

"I had to point out we are not in the 1800s where horses are galloping through the park.

"It's a service road / path vehicles to the council's own depot, the Walled Garden, Halesowen Golf Club and used by pedestrians too, as well as visitors from all over the country to visit our key leisure attractions at this unique heritage location."

The road will be reopened after Friday's work for the weekend.

Councillor Sahota said: "Hopefully after next Monday, the walk and drive down this part of Leasowes Lane will be safer and smoother than the present state of affairs."

The council said its crews have changed the way they tackle potholes so that repairs last longer and could increase the lifespan by as much as 10 years.

Councillor Damian Corfield, cabinet member for highways and environmental services, said previously: “Potholes and highways defects are a continuous battle.

"The weather will always play a massive part in the condition of our roads but we spend almost £2million a year tackling the problem."