Wharfedale MP welcomes funds to repair damaged roads

Ilkley Gazette: Leeds City Council is to receive funding to repair pot holes such as this one Leeds City Council is to receive funding to repair pot holes such as this one

Otley’s MP has welcomed the granting of nearly £950,000 to help repair local roads.

Leeds City Council is to receive £949,426 from the Government to fix potholes and other problems on its highways over the coming year.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in his March budget that an additional £168 million – following on from confirmation of a £183.5 million grant earlier this year – would be made available to England’s local authorities.

MP Greg Mulholland (Lib Dem, Leeds North West) said: “This is excellent news that Leeds will be receiving such a significant amount of funding to tackle potholes on our roads.

“Potholes are a blight that can damage cars and disrupt journeys and hopefully this funding will help the Highways department at Leeds City Council make our roads safer.”

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