Monday, 23 June 2014

County Council awarded pothole funding

Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) has been successful in their bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) to receive further funding for pothole repairs.
The Government announced, as part of this year’s Budget in March, that £168 million would be made available for councils to bid for to use for pothole repairs. As part of this, BCC will be awarded the sum of £1,463,514.
BCC received further extra funding of £2.5 million from the DfT previously as part of the Severe Weather Recovery Scheme.
BCC will now work with Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) to determine the most efficient way to use this funding to repair as many potholes throughout the county as possible. Further information will be made available in due course.
Cabinet Member for Transportation, Ruth Vigor-Hedderly said: "We are delighted with the extra money awarded by the DfT, which will help even more repairs be carried out on the roads in Buckinghamshire. This won’t allow us to repair every pothole in the county, but we shall make sure that the money is used wisely to repair as many as possible."