Moorlands MP welcomes £10m to fix county’s potholes
NEARLY £10million in Government cash will be used to fix Staffordshire’s crumbling road network.
Ministers confirmed an extra £43.5m would be invested in fixing roads across the West Midlands, with Staffordshire receiving the highest figure in the region – £8.89 million - while Stoke-on-trent will get £1m. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, is calling for ‘long-term sustained funding’ to help the authority plan future repairs.
She said: “We welcome the additional funding for road repairs announced in the October Budget, which has now been allocated to each local authority area.
“What we would like to see is more long-term sustained funding to help us plan our future road maintenance programme.”
Staffordshire Moorlands MP Karen Bradley welcomed the news. She said: “I am delighted that Staffordshire will be receiving this funding boost to improve roads, helping hardworking people in Staffordshire Moorlands.
“This additional new funding represents a significant boost in road maintenance and is on top of £950 million we are already providing to councils across the country this year for local highways maintenance.”