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MP urges council to bid for pothole cash

Lancashire County Council can now bid for a share of government 'pothole funding' to repiar damaged roads.

Lancashire County Council can now bid for a share of government 'pothole funding' to repiar damaged roads.

Fleetwood MP Eric Ollerenshaw is urging the county council to get its share of a £168m pothole fund – and get the town’s roads repaired.

Councils can bid for the cash, but will have to sign a ‘pothole pledge’ to set out clearly how many potholes they will fix by March next year so that communities, like Fleetwood, can be confident that action will be taken.

Mr Ollerenshaw said: “This is excellent news for Lancashire, with this money giving us the chance to provide a real benefit to our local area.

“We finally have a chance to improve our roads in Fleetwood, such as Fleetwood Road itself, sorted out and getting rid of something that is a nuisance to us all every day. The county council needs to step up and bid for this money.

“Investing in our roads and infrastructure is a key part of this Government’s long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain. By fixing our roads we are supporting local businesses, and making life that bit easier for the people who rely on them to get around.”

The funding comes in addition to the £2.3m Lancashire received from the Department of Transport to fix potholes across the area damaged by severe weather.

 
 
 

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