Chorley Conservatives welcome cash for councils to fill potholes

Chorley Conservatives have welcomed new dedicated funding from the Government to fill nearly 1 million potholes across the UK, including £1,241,000 to fill an estimated 23,415 potholes locally in the Lancashire County Council area.

Local motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50 million of funding will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months.  This is part of a wider move to fill 120,945 potholes across the north-west with over 100 councils in England receiving funding. 

The funding has been made available to councils as part of the Government’s £250 million Pothole Action Fund included in last month’s budget, which will see over four million potholes fixed by 2020/21, and is part of the Government’s plan to invest in infrastructure to secure a better future for our economy. 

A local spokesman commented:

‘The state of our roads is consistently raised with us by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers. 

‘This new funding is welcome news for families and businesses in Chorley who rely on our roads to get around.  I’ve been campaigning for a long time for greater investment in road repairs, and I’m encouraging the council to make full use of their allocation locally. 

‘I’m glad that the Government is investing both nationally and locally to improve the standard of our local roads.  It shows that we are delivering on our commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and secure Britain’s future.’