COMPENSATION payments to drivers whose cars were damaged by potholes in 2018 have cost West Sussex County Council more than £30,000 so far, with another £11,000 likely to follow.

The figures were published in a report detailing the complaints and compliments received by the council that year, which was discussed by members of the standards committee on Friday.

So far, the council has received 1,186 claims for the year and has closed or settled 740 of them, paying 81 people a total of £30,678.94. Offers totalling £11,777.49 have been made to 34 claimants.