A COMPETITION has been launched to find the biggest pothole in Wanstead.

The Guardian highlighted the problems caused by a growing number of dents and crevices in the borough's roads, which have been made worse by the recent cold snap - with the council having to spend 37 per cent more on urgent road repairs in January than the same time last year.

But users of a community website - Wansteadium - have taken the issue a step further by launching a 'Pot Idol' contest, to locate Wanstead' biggest hole.

The site - which features a wide range of articles from the Guardian - shows pictures of two bad potholes in Nelson and Sylvan Roads and invites visitors to post photos and comments about the worst ones they come across.

For more information visit: wansteadium.com

The Guardian would also like to hear from residents with concerns about the borough's roads.

Please contact reporter Sam Adams on: 07970 589 268.