Saturday, 21 October 2017

£1m grant to tackle Oxfordshire potholes

OXFORDSHIRE has been awarded £1.03 million to fill an estimated 14,500 potholes across the county.

OXFORDSHIRE has been awarded £1.03 million to fill an estimated 14,500 potholes across the county.

The county council has received the money from the Government as part of a £250million national pothole action fund.

David Nimmo Smith, a Henley councillor and cabinet member for environment, said the money would be spent on areas of greatest need.

He said: “We welcome this money as it will enable us to keep on top of road conditions, although it isn’t enough to make any long-term improvements.

“It will be spent on roads that are most frequently used. For example, a busy road like the A4130 out of Henley would be a higher priority than residential streets.”

Henley MP John Howell said: “The state of our roads is consistently raised with me by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers.

“This new funding is welcome news for families and businesses in the constituency who rely on our roads to get around.

“I’ve been campaigning for a long time for greater investment in road repairs.”



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