Thursday, 29 March 2018

Welcome new funding for potholes

No one can deny that this winter’s wet/freezing and snowy conditions have been a disaster for our roads. But I am pleased to hear that Northumberland County Council has secured a share from a £100m pot of emergency government funding to fix potholes. The Beast from the East has left the Council with a lot to do on local roads, but this new funding, along with £930,000 from the Department for Transport’s Pothole Action Fund and an extra £420,000 made available by the Council, is welcome news and will help improve the condition of our roads after a difficult winter.