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MP welcomes additional funding to repair potholes

6th April 2011
MP welcomes additional funding to repair potholes

Local MP, Gordon Henderson has welcomed the announcement in the Budget 2011 that funding to repair damaged roads in the UK has been doubled to 200million.

Following the severe weather experienced in the winter, a number of potholes appeared on roads in many areas, including Sittingbourne and Sheppey.

According to the Department for Transport, Kent County Council will receive £6,545,256 from the 200million funding, which will allow them to make the necessary repairs.

Mr Henderson said,

“Nobody can have failed to see the deterioration in the condition of our local roads. There are potholes everywhere, caused in the main by the severe winter we have just experienced.

“Repairing those potholes will cost a lot of money and that cost would normally have been born by local council tax payers, so I am delighted that the Government has decided to subsidise the repair by awarding Kent County Council over £6million from general taxation.

“I hope that Kent Highways will use this money wisely and get the potholes repaired as quickly as possible.”

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