Friday, October 7, 2022

Thurrock Council pothole spotter nominated for award

AN innovative Pothole Spotter which is being trialled in Thurrock has been shortlisted for a prestigious Digital Leaders Award.

The Pothole spotters uses high-tech cameras, attached to bin lorries, and specialist computer software to build up a map of the borough roads and spot the problems which can go on to become potholes meaning they can be fixed before they even become an issue.

Thurrock is one of three areas nationwide selected to take place in the Department for Transport trial which is being run by technology firms Soenecs and Gaist.

The Pothole Spotter has been shortlisted in the Cross Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year category.

Digital Leaders, the nationwide initiative for promoting effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities, has today announced the finalists who make up the DL100 list for 2018 and opened the public vote.

The independent list recognises 100 people and organisations across the UK who are leading the way in digital transformation in all sectors. Previously, the list has featured industry names including Martha Lane-Fox, Mike Bracken and Eileen Burbidge.

The 100 finalists that make up the list will now compete for the public vote in one of 10 categories. This year’s list is made up of individuals and organisations with 44 private sector, 32 from the public sector and 24 from the non-profit sector.

Jacqueline de Rojas CBE, Chair of Digital Leaders, said: “The Digital Leaders 100 list 2018 once again highlights the progress in digitally transforming the UK. Our community of Digital Leaders have shone a light on the many hidden heroes, quietly getting on with the nation’s digital transformation.

“It is fabulous to see such a strong list from outside London this year reflecting our own inclusive national programme and the growing importance of digital transformation on companies irrespective of size or sector.”

This is the fifth year the awards have taken place. Each year’s list is created from nominations submitted by members of the 127,000 strong Digital Leaders Community before being shortlisted by the DL100 judges who are taken from the Advisory Board members.

The final list order and category winners will be announced at the DL100 Awards Dinner at St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel on 21 June 2018.

To vote in the DL100 and find out more, go to:


  1. We need more than a pothole spotter in this borough.
    Cut out the dinner and buy some Tarmac.

  2. If it was that successful why are Thurrocks roads full of potholes many potholes on potholes.

    I see they have been doing some cosmetic surfacing recently, surely TBC realise the infrastructure is shot and you cannot keep sticking plasters on the cracks more extensive works will need doing.

  3. They do my friend but council policy is not one of proper corrective measures.
    You wouldn’t believe what goes on at times in the council. They waste money like no tomorrow and even the workers are frustrated at the red tape bulls**t.


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