March 29, 2011
councillor welcomes £5m road repairs boost
Burnham-On-Sea councillor has welcomed the news that the government
has given Somerset County Council an extra £5m to carry
out road repairs.
The cash was announced in the Budget, but details have only been
confirmed this week.
The extra funding will be used to improve road surfaces in targeted
areas, including parts of Burnham and Highbridge where potholes
are frequently a problem.
Burnham County Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is excellent news. We have pushed
hard for extra funding since the new administration was formed
and I am delighted about this success, particularly given the
poor state of Somerset's roads in the past."
The County Council says it is committed to investment in preventative
road maintenance, despite having to save £34m from its budget.
Council Leader Ken Maddock added: "The extra money is welcome
and a sign that the Government are listening when we ask for more
cash for specific spending projects."