Herts road repairs pot receives £5m boost

Hertfordshire has been given almost £5m in extra funding by the government to help restore and maintain roads.

Hertfordshire County Council has been allocated £4.94m from the £333m of additional road renewal funding that Chancellor George Osborne announced in the autumn statement at the beginning of the month.

Local authorities had to be declared eligible by ensuring they are not taking part in any Private Finance Initiatives and that they will publically announce how they have spent the money each year.

The money was divided between local authorities on how many roads they were in charge of, and how many repairs needed to be done.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "This extra money will support economic growth and development by helping local authorities to get the best out of their local road networks.

"This funding can be spent on measures to bring smoother, safer and more reliable journeys to the travelling public whether they are commuting to work or taking the children to school."

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10:10pm Tue 18 Dec 12

gusgreen says...

£5 million
Not enough to fix the roads in Watford let alone Herts.Mind if they spent it on cleaning gully drains might stop water laying on roads every time there is a splash of rain!
£5 million Not enough to fix the roads in Watford let alone Herts.Mind if they spent it on cleaning gully drains might stop water laying on roads every time there is a splash of rain! gusgreen
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10:30pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Steve, Abbots Langley says...

Another faithfully reproduced pro-Lib Dem/Conservative press release. Could the reporter not have had the gumption to find out how much spending on Herts roads has been cut to start with for a bit of balance?
Another faithfully reproduced pro-Lib Dem/Conservative press release. Could the reporter not have had the gumption to find out how much spending on Herts roads has been cut to start with for a bit of balance? Steve, Abbots Langley
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11:33pm Tue 18 Dec 12

TRT says...

I'm wondering what's happened to the street light repair programme. There are dozens of lights out all over town, and they have been that way for months (quite literally) despite my reporting them on the HCC website!
I'm wondering what's happened to the street light repair programme. There are dozens of lights out all over town, and they have been that way for months (quite literally) despite my reporting them on the HCC website! TRT
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9:28am Wed 19 Dec 12

MarsLander says...

Question:

If they fixed all the potholes in Watford's roads, what would the Lib Dems use for photos in their election publicity?
Question: If they fixed all the potholes in Watford's roads, what would the Lib Dems use for photos in their election publicity? MarsLander
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3:19pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Wacko Jacko says...

MarsLander wrote:
Question:

If they fixed all the potholes in Watford's roads, what would the Lib Dems use for photos in their election publicity?
Or my Watford Labour Party website come to that, I must get out with the camera before all the repairs are done
http://www.watfordla
bour.org.uk/fix-my-r
oad.html
[quote][p][bold]MarsLander[/bold] wrote: Question: If they fixed all the potholes in Watford's roads, what would the Lib Dems use for photos in their election publicity?[/p][/quote]Or my Watford Labour Party website come to that, I must get out with the camera before all the repairs are done http://www.watfordla bour.org.uk/fix-my-r oad.html Wacko Jacko
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