Bradford Council is to get a £575,187 share from the £183.5 million the government has made available to help repair roads damaged by severe weather.
As part of the arrangement for this money to be released they must show which roads which they are spending the money on the potholes is to be allocated.
This may allow those local residents – particularly in the Keighley and sorrounding areas- who have been worried about all the Council money being diverted for the Tour De France Grand Depart which is coming to the area in July
The money is an emergency payment from the government to help with road repairs and will pay for the repair of potholes.
On top of the money shared out to councils, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced in the Budget that another £200 million will be provided for pothole repairs in 2014-15.
The intention is that the money is being given now so repairs can be started as soon as possible- and the majority of the damage fixed before the summer holidays.
O’Neill Injury Solicitors Comment:
Whilst this money is welcome to repair the potholes in the area which have been badly affected by the wet winter the Government might be better off addressing the grant that they give to Councils like Bradford on a year to year basis rather than a one off emergency payment. The Council have responsibility to repair potholes but the fact is that they need adequate central funding to assist them in carrying out this task.
If you have had an accident as a result of a defective road surface or a pothole you should contact O’Neill Injury Solicitors on 01535 958778 for no obligation No Win No Fee advice on whether you can bring a claim. As we are local Solicitors we can normally see you at home as necessary to discuss your claim with you.