A dad has said his three-year-old daughter was injured while playing on a road which the county council deemed 'not worthy of repair'.

Pete Best, 42, lives on Broad Road in Fleggburgh - where engineers from Essex and Suffolk Water carried out repairs on "poor quality" pipes last year.

But the aftermath of the work in the village near Great Yarmouth left large depressions in the road, Mr Best said.

"The depressions are numerous and significant and the broader road state is also getting worse due to cars trying to avoid them," he added.

Great Yarmouth Mercury: A three-year-old girl injured her knee while on Broad Road in Fleggburgh.A three-year-old girl injured her knee while on Broad Road in Fleggburgh. (Image: Supplied)

Mr Best said he first contacted Norfolk County Council about the road in early February, and again in March, and that County Hall was alerted again earlier this month.

"Despite me and our local councillor reporting them several times and flagging they have the potential to cause harm, NCC highways have said that these do not meet the criteria for repair," he said.

On May 12, his daughter, who had just turned three-years-old, hurt her knee on the road.

"It was an entirely avoidable situation," Mr Best said. "I know it's not a massive injury, but it's frustrating the road surface is so poor that people are falling over because of it."

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Broad Road in Fleggburgh.Broad Road in Fleggburgh. (Image: Google Maps)

Norfolk County Council has confirmed that a defect in the road was reported to them.

They said the following inspection found there was a small depression within the Essex and Suffolk Water trench reinstatement from their recent works.

County Hall is yet to comment on any plans to repair the road. 

Mr Best said he considered the county council "liable" for his daughter's injury as the state of the road had been reported several times but was "ignored".

Earlier this year, the county council installed new footpaths and a zebra crossing on Main Road in Fleggburgh.

This followed years of public outcry to increase the safety of the area.