Bournemouth EchoCouncils invited to bid of share of £168m pothole fund (From Bournemouth Echo)

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Councils invited to bid of share of £168m pothole fund

Bournemouth Echo: Councils invited to bid of share of £168m pothole fund Councils invited to bid of share of £168m pothole fund

COUNCILS are being invited to bid for a share of a £168million pothole fund.

The fund, announced in the Chancellor’s March budget statement, is enough to fix more than three million potholes.

More than 2,300 potholes opened up on Dorset roads following the brutal storms that battered the region earlier this year. Each pothole is estimated to cost £65 to repair.

Councils have until 4pm on Thursday, May 22 to submit a bid for a share of the money.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “I want councils to rise to the challenge on this issue.”

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9:10am Fri 25 Apr 14

John T says...

I hope Bournemouth and Poole Councils are quick to grab their share of this 'pot of gold', and that the money is not wasted on gimmicky 'pet' projects, as a lot of The Three Towns Travel Project money has been.
Oh, and please, Conservative Councillors in Poole, remember this money is not just for Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs area.
I hope Bournemouth and Poole Councils are quick to grab their share of this 'pot of gold', and that the money is not wasted on gimmicky 'pet' projects, as a lot of The Three Towns Travel Project money has been. Oh, and please, Conservative Councillors in Poole, remember this money is not just for Sandbanks and Canford Cliffs area. John T
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9:26am Fri 25 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

The 2300+ potholes didn't open up because of the winter storms, they opened up because you botched the repair last year, and the year before that and so on, all because each year you skirt around the really problem which is the roads are all warn out and need resurfacing?
The 2300+ potholes didn't open up because of the winter storms, they opened up because you botched the repair last year, and the year before that and so on, all because each year you skirt around the really problem which is the roads are all warn out and need resurfacing? BarrHumbug
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11:58am Fri 25 Apr 14

crispy_pants says...

Outside Wimborne on the Blandford road through the avenue of trees by Badbury Rings, I noticed that the "council" or "highways department" have put up signs "TEMPORARY ROAD SURFACE". I've also seen them somewhere else but can't remember where. No road works are taking place but the road surface is really bad in places.
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Is this a way for the council to get around litigation against them for damage to vehicles?
Outside Wimborne on the Blandford road through the avenue of trees by Badbury Rings, I noticed that the "council" or "highways department" have put up signs "TEMPORARY ROAD SURFACE". I've also seen them somewhere else but can't remember where. No road works are taking place but the road surface is really bad in places. . Is this a way for the council to get around litigation against them for damage to vehicles? crispy_pants
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8:23pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Desperado says...

crispy_pants wrote:
Outside Wimborne on the Blandford road through the avenue of trees by Badbury Rings, I noticed that the "council" or "highways department" have put up signs "TEMPORARY ROAD SURFACE". I've also seen them somewhere else but can't remember where. No road works are taking place but the road surface is really bad in places.
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Is this a way for the council to get around litigation against them for damage to vehicles?
Yes .
[quote][p][bold]crispy_pants[/bold] wrote: Outside Wimborne on the Blandford road through the avenue of trees by Badbury Rings, I noticed that the "council" or "highways department" have put up signs "TEMPORARY ROAD SURFACE". I've also seen them somewhere else but can't remember where. No road works are taking place but the road surface is really bad in places. . Is this a way for the council to get around litigation against them for damage to vehicles?[/p][/quote]Yes . Desperado
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