Rod Stewart DIY pothole repairs prompts council warning

Image: Instagram @SirRodStewart.

He and “the boys” decided to fix the holes themselves because “people are bashing their cars up”

A council has warned residents against fixing potholes themselves after Sir Rod Stewart carried out DIY repairs on holes near his home in Harlow, Essex.

Instagram videos showed the singer, 77, shovelling gravel and claiming drivers were “bashing their cars up” on the road.

His post was liked more than 75,000 times in a day and prompted comments praising his actions.

It prompted a warning from an Essex County Council cabinet member who claimed anyone attempting to repair a road could become liable for accidents.

Lee Scott, who is responsible for highways maintenance at the authority, said: “You can’t take matters into your own hands.

“People must always report potholes to the council and we will fix anything that’s dangerous.”

In the Instagram post, Sir Rod claimed the road had been in need of repair “for ages” but that “no-one can be bothered to do it”.



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