Gedling MP welcomes £8m boost to pothole repair fund

 Gedling MP welcomes £8m boost to pothole repair fund

Gedling MP Tom Randall has today welcomed the announcement that Nottinghamshire County Council will get an £8.2m boost to fix potholes on county roads.

The funding is the second of five equal instalments from the £2.5 billion Potholes Fund, announced by the Chancellor in the 2020 Budget, which will provide half a billion pounds of funding each year between 2020/21 and 2024/25.

Nottinghamshire County Council’s allocation in this instalment is £8,280,000.

Tom Randall, MP, said: “I know potholes are the bane of many drivers’ lives. They’re not only unsightly but can be dangerous.

PICTURED: Gedling MP Tom Randall pictured back in September 2020 during repair works on Westdale Lane

“I have raised the issue with the government since my first days in Parliament and I’m very pleased to see this latest tranche of money released to help fix the problem.

“To help get pot holes fixed as quickly as possible, I encourage Gedling residents to report any pot holes on the Nottinghamshire County Council’s website or on the MyNotts app.

Transport Minister Baroness Vere said: “We know potholes are more than just a nuisance – they can be dangerous to drivers and cyclists alike, and cause damage to thousands of vehicles every year.

“The funding allocated today will help councils ensure roads in their area are kept up to standard, and that the potholes that blight road users can be dealt with promptly.”

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2 Comments

  • The money will be wasted as Via the company that repair the roads never complete the repairs to the required standards, the money should go to reputable companies.

  • Carlton road,carlton hill,burton road and main road gedling like a slalom course at the moment trying to avoid potholes! The repairs I have seen recently look like a 2 year old dumped tarmac in them and walked off! Disgrace!

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