During yesterday’s Transport Questions in the House of Commons, Tom Randall MP encouraged the Roads Minister to join him in asking the Treasury for more funding to fix our roads across Gedling.
Gedling’s Conservative Member of Parliament, Tom Randall said “I welcome the £3,000,000 allocated to Nottinghamshire to tackle potholes in the recent Budget. This is in addition to the extra £15,000,000 that Nottinghamshire County Council is spending on top of the regular budget.”
Tom went on to ask the Roads Minister: “When will that extra money become available and will he join me asking the Treasury for further funds in future spending rounds? "
The Roads Minister replied: “[Tom Randall MP] will never need to encourage me to ask the Treasury for more cash for our road network.
“Potholes are a menace for all road users. The funding will be available for May and I will be visiting Nottinghamshire in May so I may be able to visit his wonderful [Gedling] constituency during that time.”
Speaking after Transport questions, Tom said, “Potholes remain a nuisance across Gedling and Nottinghamshire County Council are investing an extra £15,000,000 into better and longer lasting repairs and resurfacing. This is on top of the annual highways budget of £24,000,000 and I hope the Government’s additional investment of £3,000,000 will help to increase the number of repairs taking place across Gedling.”