PEOPLE will take part in a demonstration later this month to call for action on potholes in Glasgow.

The Potholes Make Glasgow – Enough is Enough protest will take place on February 24 outside the City Chambers.

Jamie Canavan is one of the organisers of the event and is also the founder of the Facebook group Potholes Make Glasgow.

He says he is hoping the demonstration will put pressure on Glasgow City Council to tackle the problem and stop “neglecting our crumbling road network.”

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The 32-year-old said: “Things are pretty bad, there just doesn’t seem to be any sort of progress being made.

“The work they’re doings just not working, they’re wasting money.

“It’s just getting worse and worse because the repair jobs they’re doing just aren’t adequate.”

He continued: “Everybody is out working hard to have a car and keep a car on the road and to be quite honest the response [from the council] is shocking.

“They blame the winter all the time rather than take it on the head and blame themselves for the actual repair.”

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So far, more than 70 people have said they will be attending the demonstration at the end of the month.

Jamie explained: “I hope the council will see we’re not putting up with it, we’re actually making a stand to get them to do something and make safer roads in Glasgow.”

Jamie, from Shettleston, created Facebook group Potholes Make Glasgow in 2021 after he hit a pothole in Renfrewshire and failed to claim compensation.

The group now has more than 12,400 members who discuss pothole related issues and share pictures of potholes across the city.

Jamie says he has seen an increase in the number of people on the group reporting their car has been damaged as a result of potholes.

The HGV driver added: “I’m seeing a lot more burst tyres on people of Glasgow’s vehicles than I’m seeing the council filling holes.”

However, a spokesperson for the council said there has not been the same number of pothole reports this winter as the previous year. 

They said: "Potholes can appear suddenly at any time and are caused by environmental factors such as volume and weight of traffic, ice and rain.

"Winter is a very damaging time for road surfaces and last January saw an exceptional rise in reports following extended periods of frost and then rain.

"So far we are not experiencing the same level of pothole reports this winter.

"To address the particularly severe winter last year, the carriageway maintenance budget was increased to £12m for this financial year to improve roads condition throughout the city and we expect to have completed around 175 roads resurfacing projects by March this year.

"Our responsibility is to ensure we have in place an appropriate system of road safety inspections and repairs that tackles the most dangerous faults as a matter of priority.

"We always seek to undertake first time permanent repairs wherever possible and we currently have four crews dedicated to repairing potholes on a daily basis.

"The roads network is inspected on an on-going basis but we urge people to report any road faults to us directly so they can be properly assessed and included in an appropriate repair programme.

"Issues with the roads network can be reported via our website, the MyGlasgow phone app or through the MyGlasgow social media channels."

The Potholes Makes Glasgow demonstration will take place on Saturday, February 24 at 10am on George Square.