Burnham-On-Sea’s MP James Heappey has this week welcomed the Government’s decision to give Somerset nearly £2.5million of extra cash to repair winter damage on the county’s roads.

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has allocated Somerset the second biggest share in the South West of a £100million UK-wide fund.

Burnham’s MP James Heappey, who also works as Parliamentary Aid to Mr Grayling, welcomed the announcement after Somerset was severely affected by heavy snow earlier this month.

He said: “Working with Chris Grayling in the Department for Transport means that I am able to raise the profile of the travel issues here in the Wells constituency. I am delighted that he has made these much-needed funds available so that our roads can be repaired.”

“With the money now available, local residents should make sure they’re reporting any local potholes so they can hopefully now be fixed.”

The £2,437,335 will be spent on repairing potholes and any other necessary road improvements after this period of extreme weather. The funds are available to Somerset County Council immediately.

Potholes can be reported to Somerset County Council here.

Pictured: A previous pothole in Burnham-On-Sea’s Marine Drive

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