Saturday, 21 June 2014

LIB DEMS in Government to fix thousands of potholes in Wokingham.

Lib Dem campaigner Clive Jones
points out pot holes to the Council. 
A total of £728,202 of extra funding for the repair of potholes has been allocated to Wokingham by the Coalition. Enough to fix over 10,000 potholes.

Wokingham Borough Council will have to publish reports on the number of potholes repaired as a condition of receiving this money.

Clive Jones said:
"Potholes are the bane of all our lives and this will help rid our roads of this menace.
This money, secured by Liberal Democrats in government, will make a real difference to business and journeys of commuters and families in Wokingham".
Potholes are a major form of distress for many motorists and cyclists. Especially those that need to be refilled every few months.

The funding is part of a nationwide scheme which sees councils across England allocated £168m to repair potholes.

The money will help fix more than three million potholes across the country and is part of the largest investment in roads since the 1970s.

Liberal Democrat Transport Minister Susan Kramer said:
"Potholes do cause distress to road users. That is why I am so pleased that we have announced that more than three million potholes are to be filled.
Investing in our vital road network helps build a stronger economy and a fairer society for us all."
Clive Jones with Lib Dem Transport Minister
Susan Kramer.
Work on potholes must be completed by March 2015. The money must be used on repairing potholes or ensuring they do not appear in the first place.

Councils will have to publish quarterly updates telling local residents how many potholes they have fixed.

This is the latest in a series of announcements that will see more than £24 billion spent on England's strategic road network between 2010 and 2021.