In November last year Lancashire County Council held a consultation session with County Councillors as part of the new Conservative administrations commitment to invest a further £5 million into the County's road network.
County Councillor Aidy Riggott (Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley) attended the consultation and commented "It was a really valuable exercise that allowed County Councillors the opportunity to lobby Officers and the Cabinet Member and directly put forward suggestions. I am pleased to see that my suggestions for improved road surfaces for both Cotswold Avenue & Bredon Avenue in Euxton have been included in the plans for 2018 and the feedback from thrilled residents has been fantastic. I am still awaiting feedback from Officers on my suggestions for Astley Village and I hope these will be included in further rounds of investment".
Other roads set to benefit in Chorley from this extra investment include Duke Street, Eaves Green Road, Drinkhouse Road, Windsor Road, Bournes Row, Clifford Street and Woodfield. This initial investment in Chorley's roads by the new Conservative administration totals over £530,000.
Lead Member for Highways, County Councillor Andrew Snowden said "It is great news for residents in Euxton and right across Chorley as the Conservative Party delivers on our election pledge to put £5 million more investment into Highways. There is much more to do to improve the condition of the roads we have inherited from the previous Labour Administration, but this is a fantastic start
County Councillor Aidy Riggott added "I was pleased to join my Conservative County Council colleagues Keith Iddon, Mark Perks and Andrew Snowden in voting for the budget amendment last July which proposed and additional £5 million for highways related work and projects. Unfortunately we were not joined by the Labour County Councillors from Chorley who refused to vote in favour of this amendment. I think it sends a clear message to the residents of Chorley that it is the Conservatives who have listened to their concerns and are taking action to improve the situation"