Karl McCartney MP urges Lincolnshire County Council to bid for pothole cash

Karl McCartney MP has welcomed new Government funding for pothole repairs and urged Lincolnshire County Council to bid for support.


The £168 million Pothole Fund, announced in the 2014 Budget, has opened for bids from councils, with applications closing next month.


The funding is enough to repair more than three million potholes across Britain, and comes on top of £10 billion already being given to councils in England for local roads maintenance between 2010 and 2021.


Local authorities who get funding will have to sign a pothole pledge setting out clearly how many potholes they will fix by March 2015 so that local communities can have confidence that action will be taken.


Karl McCartney MP commented: “This is a great opportunity to improve the roads in Lincoln and Lincolnshire and deal with the blight of potholes.


“Now Lincolnshire County Council needs to step up and bid for this money.


“Investing in Britain’s roads and infrastructure is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain. By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses, and making life that bit easier for the hardworking people in Lincoln who use them.”

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221.