BOURNEMOUTH is to receive more than a quarter of a million pounds of Government cash to fix potholes in the town.

The council’s successfully bid to the Government’s pothole repair fund and has received £268,802 to help cover the cost of mending the town’s storm ravaged roads.

The extra money is in addition to the council’s £1million investment into their Road Rescue and Smart Streets campaign for this financial year and also to the £349,312 allocated to Bournemouth from the Government’s severe weather recovery scheme earlier in the year.

The council said the money will be spent repairing potholes, resurfacing roads and refreshing road marking over the next 12 months.

Cllr Michael Filer, cabinet member for transport, said: “We are pleased that we have been successful in bidding for extra funding which will add to the money already being invested into our Road Rescue campaign.

“Improving Bournemouth’s road network is a top priority for the council and over the next year ‘Road Rescue’ teams will be carrying out work to bring roads up to a standard that our residents expect.

“Once complete, those who live and commute through this part of the borough will benefit from better road surfaces throughout the town.”

Residents are being urged to use the free My Bournemouth app to report any potholes as well as many other environmental issues including graffiti, damaged pavements and faulty streetlights.