- The Conservative Government is investing a further £200 million to fix four million potholes across the country, improving road standards for drivers across Gedling.
- This funding builds on new figures that show Conservative-run councils repaired three times as many potholes on average as Labour councils did in the last year.
- The £200 million funding is in addition to the £2.7 billion investment already committed to improve local roads for millions of drivers across the country.
Gedling’s Tom Randall MP has welcomed the news that Nottinghamshire County Council is set to receive an additional £3,312,000 to fix an extra 66,242 potholes, to improve road standards for drivers, saving them money on repairs, and making it easier to get to work and see family.
The Conservative Government are investing £200 million to fix four million potholes across England. This funding builds on the £2.7 billion of highways maintenance funding, already committed between tax years 2022-25.
New analysis shows Conservative-run councils repaired three times as many potholes on average as Labour-run councils did in the last year. This funding will ensure councils can continue to deliver this quality service for drivers across the country.
Commenting, Tom Randall MP said: “People across Gedling should be able to get to work and to see friends and family without fear of damaging their vehicles due to poor quality roads.
“That is why I am delighted the Conservative Government is providing an extra £3,312,000 to Nottinghamshire County Council, which will enable them to fix an extra 66,240 potholes.
“This funding will not only improve the quality of people’s journey but will also make our roads across Gedling safer for everyone who uses them. It also builds on the County Council's £24,000,000 yearly roads maintenance programme and the extra £15,000,000 Conservative-led Nottinghamshire County Council is investing in better and longer lasting repairs.”
Commenting, Transport Secretary Mark Harper said: “Potholes are a blight on Britain’s roads.
This latest round of funding shows we are committed to supporting all road users – from motorists to cyclists and bus passengers – and making journeys smoother and safer for all.”
If you sport any potholes across Gedling, please log them for repair using this link: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/roads/potholes/report-a-pothole