FURIOUS Hayes residents who say their roads are 'the worst in London' for potholes blame Hillingdon Council for allegedly getting its priorities wrong.
Bryan Watts, 72 of Westacott, Hayes, says his road and at least three others need urgent repair.
He has complained about the problems to Hillingdon Council several times in the last year without success.
He said: "I think our roads are the worst in London, I really do. When they do come out to repair a pothole it's just patched up with tarmac.
"I can't understand why our streets are neglected. When you look at the roads around the civic centre in Uxbridge they are completely smooth.
"The council have millions to spend on building the new leisure centre for Uxbridge (Uxbridge Lido) and yet they can't resurface roads that have been needing it for years.
"I feel it should be made more of a priority as the state of the roads is a danger to cyclists and motorcyclists as well as to pedestrians."
Janet Cox, of North Avenue, Hayes, added: "I think the roads here are absolutely disgusting. We have been complaining about the condition of our road for the last 20 years and we're not any further forward than we were before.
"All that's being done is re-patching, which is only a temporary solution because the workers are here again next year to do the same. In the long run it must end up costing them more."
Maureen Hyatt, of Wheatley Crescent, Hayes, said: "The roads here are awful and it seems to me the council are waiting for an accident to happen before they will do anything."
Mary Worrall, the head of highways and green spaces at Hillingdon Council, explained the procedure: "All reported potholes are assessed and those considered dangerous are prioritised for repair depending on how bad they are.
"Once reported, 99 per cent of dangerous potholes are made safe within 24 hours.
"We decide our road resurfacing programme using the results of surveys carried out annually on all borough roads."