Caroline Dinenage welcomes cash for Councils to fill potholes

Local MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed new dedicated funding from the Government to fill nearly 1 million potholes across the UK, including £1,488,000 to fill 28,075 potholes in Hampshire.

Local motorists will benefit from the dedicated funding after the Government announced that nearly £50 million of funding will be made available to local councils over the next 12 months.  This is part of a wider move to fill 157,282 potholes across the South East with over 100 councils in England receiving funding. 

The funding has been made available to councils as part of the Government’s £250 million Pothole Action Fund included in last month’s budget, which will see over four million potholes fixed by 2020/21, and is part of the Government’s plan to invest in infrastructure to secure a better future for our economy. 

Caroline commented:

“This new funding is welcome news for Gosport residents who greatly rely on our roads to get around. Potholes can be a real frustration for drivers so I am pleased the Government is taking clear action to improve the state of our roads.

“Investing in our infrastructure, both nationally and locally, is also really important for our economy and can help attract businesses to the local area.”