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MP wants pothole repair cash for Pendle

A pothole

A pothole

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has welcomed new Government funding for pothole repairs – and has urged Lancashire County Council to bid for support.

The £168 million Pothole Fund, announced in the 2014 Budget, is open for bids from councils, with applications closing on at 4pm on Thursday.

The funding is enough to repair more than three million potholes across Britain, and comes on top of £10 billion already being given to councils in England for local roads maintenance between 2010 and 2021.

Local authorities who get funding will have to sign a pothole pledge setting out clearly how many potholes they will fix by March, 2015, so that local communities can have confidence that action will be taken.

Mr Stephenson said: “This is a great opportunity to improve the roads in our area and deal with the blight of potholes.

“Now Lancashire County Council needs to step up and bid for this money, rather than just playing politics with our local roads.”

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