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Rubber ducks take a dip in Long Bennington pothole

A family of rubber ducks took a dip in a rain-filled pothole in Long Bennington last week.

Claire Lane, who has lived in the village for four years, was behind the humorous scene.

She said: "I just thought it would be funny to do after it rains. I removed them after taking the photo."

Claire posted the photo on Long Bennington village Facebook page.

One resident commented: "This is brilliant. When its dry maybe we should paint all the potholes. We'd have a very colourful village!"

'Ducks taking a dip in a pothole in Long Bennington (2451437)
'Ducks taking a dip in a pothole in Long Bennington (2451437)

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for Highways, said: "We are aware of the potholes in Long Bennington and are arranging for them to be repaired.

"Now the weather is improving, we're beginning to catch up with the pothole backlog, with over 12,000 having been repaired so far this year.

"We've also brought in three additional teams to help deal with the extra workload, so I expect the number of monthly repairs to increase.

"Recently, we earmarked a further £12m to be invested in highways maintenance. While this extra money will make a difference, it is nowhere near the hundreds of millions of pounds that is needed to bring our roads up to the standard we would like.

"That's why we are calling on the government for fairer funding for Lincolnshire."

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