‘Scrap HS2 to pay for potholes’
THE leader of the county council has slammed previous Governments for “under-investing” in the nation’s roads, and made a fresh call to scrap HS2 plans in order to fund pothole repairs.
Councillor Martin Tett took to social media calling for road repairs to be made a “national priority” as the cost is “way beyond local government”.
Last week it was announced that Bucks will receive £1.1 million from the Government to fix the county’s potholes - however Cllr Tett fears it will not be enough to fully repair the roads.
The cabinet member for Little Chalfont and Amersham Common also made fresh calls to throw out the high speed rail plans in order to raise funds to fix Buckinghamshire’s decaying roads.
Writing on Twitter, the Conservative leader said: “We have underinvested in our local roads under successive Governments. Cost to fix is way beyond local government.
“Fixing our roads should be a national priority with long term funding for resurfacing over the next decade. Can think of a giant project to cancel to fund HS2”.
See p7 for the full story on pothole funding