MP welcomes extra funding for road repairs

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, has welcomed the announcement of extra funding for councils to repair potholes.

The Government has this week announced an extra £100 million to repair potholes, on top of £75 million in Government funding already given to potholes from the Pothole Action Fund, and a £46 million boost for the highways authorities.

Around 7 million potholes across the country will be repaired as a result of this extra funding. East Sussex will receive almost £1,200,000 of funding to repair potholes across the county.

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, said: “One of the issues I am most frequently contacted about are potholes in the roads across Wealden.

“I have long campaigned for more money to fix Wealden roads, and I am delighted to see the Government commit more than a million pounds to repairing roads in East Sussex and Wealden.

“The state of the roads remains a source of significant frustration for families and businesses, and I know that this extra money will go a long way to helping improve the condition of our roads.

“The road network is the artery of our economy in Wealden, so it is absolutely vital that they are in the best possible condition. I am sure many local residents will join me in welcoming the extra funding to achieve that goal.”