MP calls for area to get a fair share of pot-hole cash

Pothole SUS-141003-153943001
Pothole SUS-141003-153943001

RYE MP Amber Rudd has called for the area to be allocated a share of a new £140 million pot-hole repair fund.

Speaking this week, she said: “The Government has announced that an extra money £140 million is to be made available for councils to repair local roads following recent prolonged period of severe weather.

“Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, said that following the damage done during one of the worst winters on record, support for councils to fix the roads most damaged by severe weather will be increased by £36.5 million, to £80 million.

“On top of this, following the exceptionally severe weather of recent months, an extra £103.5 million is also being made available to all councils across England. This additional money will distributed to the majority of councils by the end of this week.

“This announcement is great news and the extra money will make a real difference in bringing about smoother, safer and more reliable journeys for residents, whether they are travelling to work or taking the children to school.

“I hope that Rye area road users can receive a decent slice of this extra funding that has been allocated for councils across the country.

“Our road network is something we greatly rely on in Hastings and Rye, as so many of us use our cars to get around.”

In order to qualify for this extra funding, local authorities will be required to publish information on their websites by the end of August 2014 showing where this money has been spent.

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