Latest funding for our roads and potholes revealed

Northumberland County Council's Conservative group leader, Peter Jackson, at County Hall.
Northumberland County Council's Conservative group leader, Peter Jackson, at County Hall.

The North East is set to receive £3.9million from the Government’s Pothole Action Fund in 2017/18.

Of this total, £3.25million is for the North East Combined Authority area, which includes Northumberland.

In the next financial year, the area will also receive £37.2million from the Highways Maintenance Block Needs Formula and £8.9million from the National Productivity Investment Fund, which was announced in the Autumn Statement.

Coun Peter Jackson, the Conservative group leader on Northumberland County Council, said: “The state of our roads is consistently raised with me by local residents and remains a great source of frustration for drivers.

“This funding is welcome news for families and businesses in Northumberland who rely on our roads to get around.”

He added: “It builds on the £1.111million Northumberland County Council got last year and is the latest step in our plan to build a country that works for everyone.

“This announcement shows the Government is delivering on the commitment to invest in infrastructure to attract businesses and secure a better future for local businesses.”