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Watford MP welcomes £2 million injection for county road repairs

 Published on: 2nd May 2018   |   By: Ryan Gray   |   Category: Uncategorized

£2 million extra government funding for Hertfordshire County Council’s pot hole fund has been welcomed by Watford MP Richard Harrington.

The move is part of a wider £100 million cash injection for councils to help fix roads badly affected by recent winter weather and  is on top of the £75 million in government funding already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas. 

Richard Harrington MP said:

” People rely on good roads and unfortunately, we have seen a lot of bad weather recently, which has caused damage to our roads. That’s why I’m delighted we’re getting an extra £2 million from the Department for Transport, which repair close to 31,000 pot holes across the county, as well as help protect the roads from any future severe weather.

In the next year, the County Council will spend £40 million on repairing local roads, pavements and bridges, thanks to extra funding.”

Linda Topping, Chairman of Watford Conservatives and Candidate for Meriden said:

“I’m really pleased that we’re getting some extra funding from the Government to repair winter damage to local roads. Together with Richard Harrington MP and Hertfordshire County Council, we’re making sure that our roads are safe to drive on, and this extra funding will go a long way. But I would also encourage local residents to get in touch and let me know where they are so that I can make sure they are reported.”

Are potholes a problem in your community? Email tim@mynewsmag.co.uk

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