Councils in Dorset given £6m to fix potholes caused by winter storms

Bournemouth Echo: Councils in Dorset given £6m to fix potholes caused by winter storms Councils in Dorset given £6m to fix potholes caused by winter storms

MORE than £6million has been handed to Dorset councils to repair potholes and resurface roads damaged by severe weather.

The Government announced how it would be sharing a £183.5million emergency fund amongst councils in England.

Dorset County Council was awarded £5.8million, Bournemouth council £349,312 and Poole £255,311.

Hampshire County Council was awarded a total of £11.5million.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Damage to roads causes misery for drivers and local communities and the severe weather over the last few months has made the problem worse.

“This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and residents across England who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys.”

All local councils will be required to publish information on their websites showing how and where the money will be spent.

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3:28pm Thu 20 Mar 14

billy bumble says...

Interesting to see when they will start!

I hope the money is ring fenced
Interesting to see when they will start! I hope the money is ring fenced billy bumble
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3:36pm Thu 20 Mar 14

skydriver says...

No mention of Christchurch on the list.
No mention of Christchurch on the list. skydriver
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3:48pm Thu 20 Mar 14

djd says...

skydriver wrote:
No mention of Christchurch on the list.
Dorset repair the roads in Christchurch.
[quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: No mention of Christchurch on the list.[/p][/quote]Dorset repair the roads in Christchurch. djd
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5:29pm Thu 20 Mar 14

skydriver says...

djd wrote:
skydriver wrote:
No mention of Christchurch on the list.
Dorset repair the roads in Christchurch.
Yes I know that's why the question was asked
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skydriver[/bold] wrote: No mention of Christchurch on the list.[/p][/quote]Dorset repair the roads in Christchurch.[/p][/quote]Yes I know that's why the question was asked skydriver
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5:59pm Thu 20 Mar 14

Ophilum says...

I bet they will do the usual job of botching up, they have just done a few holes in the patchwork quilt of a road through Badbury Rings a bloody disgrace, Oh and the temporary road surface Signs are still up, ye gods.
I bet they will do the usual job of botching up, they have just done a few holes in the patchwork quilt of a road through Badbury Rings a bloody disgrace, Oh and the temporary road surface Signs are still up, ye gods. Ophilum
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6:24pm Thu 20 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

And how much of that money will actually reach the roads?

No doubt the highway maintenance 'consultants' are already awaiting the call from their friends in high places!
And how much of that money will actually reach the roads? No doubt the highway maintenance 'consultants' are already awaiting the call from their friends in high places! muscliffman
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10:05pm Fri 21 Mar 14

glook says...

muscliffman wrote:
And how much of that money will actually reach the roads?

No doubt the highway maintenance 'consultants' are already awaiting the call from their friends in high places!
I predict that the weekend before the work starts, our friend travellers will be back at Kings park or somewhere similar
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: And how much of that money will actually reach the roads? No doubt the highway maintenance 'consultants' are already awaiting the call from their friends in high places![/p][/quote]I predict that the weekend before the work starts, our friend travellers will be back at Kings park or somewhere similar glook
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