Skegness MP welcomes pothole cash


Skegness MP Mark Simmonds has welcomed the announcement of £5,429,664 of new funding in Lincolnshire to tackle potholes.

In total £8,741,616 of additional funding for the county has been announced for this year, on top of the annual roads maintenance budget.

More than three million potholes will be filled in across England with funding from the £168 million Pothole Fund, announced in the 2014 Budget.

This is part of more than £24 billion which will be spent on England’s roads between 2010 and 2021 – the biggest investment the road network since the 1970s.

Mr Simmonds said: “This is great news for everybody who uses the roads in Boston and Skegness. Over £5 million of new funding will go a long way to dealing with the menace of potholes and ridding them from our roads. “Investing in Britain’s roads and infrastructure is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan to secure a better future for Britain – and this is just one part of that.

“By fixing Britain’s roads the Conservatives are supporting local businesses, and making life that bit easier for the hardworking people in Boston and Skegness who rely on them to get around. I will be writing to the leader of Lincolnshire County Council to ask where exactly this money will be allocated.”