More Cash to Repair Potholes - Williams

Bristol West MP, Stephen Williams, has welcomed the £342,924 of government funding allocated to Bristol City Council to help repair local roads damaged by the recent severe weather.

The Coalition Government has allocated £183.5 million into tackling potholes caused by the bad weather. The cash is being made available to councils as an emergency payment and will pay for the repair of over three million potholes across the UK.

On top of that, the Liberal Democrats secured an extra £200 million in the recent Budget for pothole repairs. The cash is available from this month, and councils will be able to bid for a share.

Stephen Williams MP said:

"The weather over the past few months has been horrendous and it's been a real struggle for lots of people here in Bristol.

"I've been working hard with my Lib Dem colleagues in Government to make sure we're doing all we can to provide communities around the country with what they need to recover.

"I'm proud that the Liberal Democrats are making sure that those affected are getting the help they need to get their lives back on track. This money will make a real difference to our roads and I look forward to seeing improvements soon."

The Liberal Democrat Councillor for Kingsweston, Tim Leaman, added:

"Many people locally have told me how bad the potholes are on their road, and the Bristol Liberal Democrats been working hard to get them fixed.

"I therefore welcome this extra money, which will go a long way in improving the state of Bristol's roads."

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