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West Berkshire Council to get pothole repair funding boost

Government cash enough to fix 6,300 potholes

Chris Ord

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WEST Berkshire Council will receive £336,000 funding to help repair potholes – more than any other unitary authority in the South East.

The Government says the figure will be enough for the council to patch up 6,300 potholes at a cost of £53 each.

The £336,000 is significantly more than the £173,000 awarded to Windsor and Maidenhead and £203,000 given to Wokingham.

Hampshire will receive £2,123,000 and Oxfordshire £1,315,000.  

The money will come from a £70m Pothole Fund, which will be allocated next year.

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  • sayitasitis

    07/12/2016 - 14:02

    No doubt this will get siphoned off for bonuses they don't deserve or "consultation fees" for their buddies

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  • Oldmoaner

    07/12/2016 - 13:01

    If the policed the utility companies correctly they would not have the potholes in the first place.

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  • andymoss

    07/12/2016 - 10:10

    lets hope they repair it properly and the useless utility companies don't come along and dig it up again.

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  • quadnewbury

    07/12/2016 - 09:09

    Ah good, so now they can afford 2 little men with buckets Full of tarmac which they don't know how to apply Properly to keep the holes fixed. Wonderful

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