A man has come up with a unique way to shine a light on the potholes plaguing his street.

Eddie Hammerman, from Borehamwood, decided to fill the potholes in Hillside Avenue with miniature figures, after growing frustrated at the lack of action by Hertfordshire County Council.

The 40-year-old says the road, which has two schools on it, has become "very dangerous" for drivers and cyclists.

"It's become a joke that we have had to highlight these potholes in a bid to bring it to the attention of Hertfordshire County Council," he said. "So many people have contacted the council. I thought I'd try something to see if they did anything."

In one of the potholes, Mr Hammerman arranged mini figures of workmen mimicking working on the damaged tarmac, while in a separate skit, bathers relaxed in a puddle that had formed in the hole.

Three years ago, Mr Hammerman, who is a PR consultant, broke his arm in two places after hitting a pothole while on his bike at the Furzehill Road and Barnet Lane roundabout.

He said: "I was in a cast for 11 weeks and it stopped my life and my plans. This is a serious problem.

"Our road surfaces are awful. I've no idea when Hillside Avenue was last resurfaced properly. Sometimes they patch and mend but this doesn't work long term."

The 40-year-old shared his novel idea on social media, captioning the post "The council doesn't listen. Let's try something different".

He has received high praise for his actions, with one person describing his unconventional method as "genius".

He has now since removed the figures from the road to avoid danger to other motorists.

A spokeswoman from Ringway, who are Herts CC's highways contractors, said that Hillside Avenue has been earmarked for repair.

"We do have one outstanding job on this road.

"This was a public report on 28/12/2017 which was inspected on 02/01/2018 to ensure it would be repaired in line with HCC specifications for treatment and priority. Based upon the pothole size and the road class a job for a 20 working day permanent repair has been raised.

"Defects on the highway are identified by cyclical safety inspections and public reports. All public highways are safety inspected at least once a year. Hillside Avenue is inspected annually in October each year. Some roads will be inspected on a more regular basis with ‘A’ roads being inspected monthly."