£5 million allocation wanted for road repairs in Bucks
£5 million fund to fix potholes in Buckinghamshire.
That’s what the leader of Bucks County Council Martin Tett wants.
He’s told us that he wants to be able to fix more potholes and that they need more money to do so.
Martin Tett’s demanding more money from central government, but has also announced proposals to use councils’ reserves to help the problem:
“We’re looking at £2 million which is in our budget already, about a million from the central government.
“Then what I’m trying to do is release money from our strategic reserves and get money from other efficiencies across the county so we can then spend about £5 million this year fixing those potholes that are driving everyone crazy”
The proposal to release the funds will be discussed at the next full council meeting.
Martin has also explained why not enough potholes have been fixed with a long-term solution.
“You can’t really fix the potholes in wet weather, you need a continuous period of dry weather that dries out the ground.
“So it’s not the fact that we’ve had almost continuous rain, we’re in mid-April and it’s still damp and wet, but we need the ground to dry out as well, otherwise the tarmac will come out in a couple of weeks”