Councils get more money to fix potholes

12 November 2018, 14:30

A pothole (in Kent)

More than £71m is being shared by councils across the South West to help fix potholes.

The funding comes from the Department for Transport and is part of the £420m announced in the Budget. 

Here's how the money is being shared: 

Bath and North East Somerset £1,671,000
Bristol £1,725,000
South Glos £2,252,000
North Somerset £1,779,000
Plymouth £1,031,000
Torbay £646,000
Swindon £1,241,000
Cornwall £10,056,000
Wiltshire £7,358,000
Devon £18,754,000
Gloucestershire £7,905,000
Somerset £9,980,000 

Roads Minister Jesse Noman said: "Potholes are a huge problem for all road users, and too often we see issues occurring at the same place time after time. 

"That is why the Government is investing more in improving our roads than at any time before - £15 billion between 2015 and 2020 and a further £28.8 billion to 2025. Plus an immediate extra £420 million for potholes and local road maintenance just this year. 

"The South West will be getting an extra £71 million this winter to keep its roads in good condition to keep drivers and cyclists safe."