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Apr 30 2014

Harrow Council Announces Additional £500,000 Pothole Funding

harrow_council_logoHarrow Council has announced at least £500,000 of additional funding for pothole and road repairs in the borough – with the final amount likely to rise even further. The Conservative-led authority has set aside an additional £150,000 of funding, and is to receive a further £368,000 from a Department for Transport pot for road repairs – set up in response to the harsh winter weather. In addition to this, the Department announced this week an additional £168 million fund specifically for potholes – and is inviting bids from councils, including Harrow.

Cllr. Susan Hall, Leader of the Council and Cabinet member for Environment said: “Ask any councillor to list the top three things residents contact them about, and problem potholes will always be one of them. Not only are potholes dangerous they’re also an eyesore, so we’re very pleased we’ve managed to identify this additional funding – and that we’re receiving even more support from the Government.

Cllr. Hall added: “The past winter was particularly bad for our roads because of how wet it was; lots of rain and regular frost creates new potholes and makes existing ones even worse. This is unfortunate because, like many councils, Harrow already has a backlog to tackle, but every amount of funding we can use to help repair potholes is most welcome.”

 

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