£2.6 million funding to fix potholes

Over £2.6 million pounds is going to be spent on fixing potholes across Sussex and Surrey over the next year.

Over £2.6 million pounds is going to be spent on fixing potholes across Sussex and Surrey over the next year.

The money from the Department of Transport will be divided up between the councils to carry out the repairs to over 47,472 potholes after many appeared over the winter.

Department of Transport Release list of where the money will be spent.

Brighton and Hove getting £93,000 to fill 1,755 potholes
East Sussex getting £642,000 to fill 12,113 potholes
Surrey being given £1,033,000 to fill 19,491 potholes
West Sussex given £841,000 to fill 15,868 potholes


Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the fund is part of #6.1 billion of Government money being spent on local road maintenance over the next five years.

Councillor Martin Tett, the LGA's transport spokesman, claimed budget restrictions mean councils are in a ``frustrating cycle'' where they can only ``patch up'' inadequate roads rather than carry out resurfacing projects.

He said: ``While £50 million across the country is a step in the right direction, councils need more than 230 times that amount to cover the #11.8 billion cost to bring our roads up to scratch.

``The money announced today will help those councils receiving it to tackle potholes, but it would not even completely cover the cost of the #69 million faced by the average authority to bring its roads up to a reasonable condition.''

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