Pothole cash welcomed

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Cash from the Government to fix potholes in Derbyshire has been welcomed by the county council, although it warned the money is unlikely to be enough to fix them all.

The Government announced on Friday that Derbyshire County Council is to receive £2.48m from a central fund to mend potholes.

Derbyshire County Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Jobs, Economy and Transport, Councillor Dean Collins, said: “Potholes are a nuisance for all those who use the roads, and we’ve had our workers and contractors fixing them throughout the year.

“Although this cash is welcome it just won’t be enough to fix all the potholes that have appeared on our roads since the severe wet weather. Hundreds of new potholes appear on our roads each week.

“But we will step up our efforts to fix as many postholes as possible with the money from the Government, and by spending the money that we have set aside from our budgets.”