Extra funding for potholes

Nottinghamshire County Council will get a share of an extra £100m the Government has allocated for repairing potholes nationwide.

The amount will be based on the length and condition of roads in each county and it is not yet known how much Nottinghamshire will get.

In this year’s budget Nottinghamshire County Council is spending nearly £39.8 million on highway maintenance, including £3.9m on repairing potholes. From January to December 2010, it filled 32,000 potholes and filled a further 4,284 last month.

People can report potholes and other problems by calling 08449 808080 or visiting www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk and clicking on ‘road problems’.

Cllr Richard Jackson, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “This extra money is very welcome.”