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Gedling borough to get share of £3.3m funding to fix potholes

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Nottinghamshire County Council has been given a cash injection from central government which will go to fix Gedling borough’s many potholes.

The county council has been given a £3,312,000 slice of the £200 million budget set aside by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt during his Spring Budget.

The cash award has been praised by Gedling MP Tom Randall.

Tom Randall
PICTURED: Gedling MP Tom Randall

The MP said: “People across Gedling should be able to get to work and to see friends and family without fear of damaging their vehicles due to poor quality roads. 

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“That is why I am delighted the Conservative Government is providing an extra £3,312,000 to Nottinghamshire County Council, which will enable them to fix an extra 66,240 potholes. 

“This funding will not only improve the quality of people’s journey but will also make our roads across Gedling safer for everyone who uses them. It also builds on the County Council’s £24,000,000 yearly roads maintenance programme and the extra £15,000,000 Conservative-led Nottinghamshire County Council is investing in better and longer lasting repairs.”

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “Potholes are a blight on Britain’s roads. 

This latest round of funding shows we are committed to supporting all road users – from motorists to cyclists and bus passengers – and making journeys smoother and safer for all.”

If you sport any potholes across Gedling, please log them for repair using this link: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/roads/potholes/report-a-pothole

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4 COMMENTS

  1. announced just in time for the local elections then great timing but can we trust that the money will actually be spent once the votes have been counted or is it the same as the 40 hospitals that were being built last election. trust a tory?

  2. The roads around Porchester, which I personally know, are a disgrace and should never have been allowed to get into the state of disrepair that they are currently in. This is sticking plaster politics – applying remedies that are too little too late. The County Council is not working and should be held accountable for its dismal performance.

  3. And the roads won’t see half of it before it’s siphoned off to other departments…as is the norm. Perhaps we should be allowed to see exactly what was spent , where it was spent as well. Publish lists of road repairs , resurfacing with costing so it’s transparent and clear….bit like the road fill eh?

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