Pothole cash a welcome boost for residents

Paul Maynard

Paul Maynard

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Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard has welcomed a cash boost which will see 2,000 potholes in Blackpool filled.

The Gazette revealed yesterday how the Department for Transport (DfT) had made £106,000 available to carry out the work in Blackpool.

A further £1.7m has been allocated to tackle 32,400 potholes in Lancashire.

Mr Maynard, who is a minister at the Department for Transport with responsibilty for railways, said: “I’m pleased to see that Blackpool and Lancashire will now have money to repair potholes as part of the Government’s investment in to the nations road network.

“We are all too familiar with the damage to cars and people pot holes can cause and it is indeed right the Government eases that by supporting local authorities with additional money.

“I will ensure I apply appropriate pressure to the councils to ensure long standing pot holes in my constituency are repaired.

“This is good news and on top of the new £100m A585 relief road shows a determination to get the Fylde Coast moving so locals are less inconvenienced and businesses can grow creating quality jobs for local people.”

Mr Maynard’s fellow Tory MP Ben Wallace, who represents Wyre and Preston North, said: “It is great to see that Central Government have listened and are making more and much needed finance available.”