Moor­lands MP wel­comes £10m to fix county’s pot­holes

Leek Post & Times - - NEWS -

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.”

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