Road repairs vital, says Fylde MP

FYLDE MP Mark Menzies has urged county hall to apply for new grants to help fix local roads which are crumbling and blighted by pot-holes.

The Member of Parliament wrote to Lancashire County Council Chief Executive Jo Turton after the Chancellor announced in his budget last week that he was making a further £200m available for local authorities to repair roads.

It comes after county hall recently announced it was to spend £1.25m on road projects in Fylde.

Mr Menzies said: “I was delighted when the council announced that it was to spend money on improving Fylde’s roads, particularly the £190,000 set aside for Heyhouses Lane which is in a very poor condition.

“However, some of the streets around that area are in just as bad a state but obviously do not appear on the council’s list of roads needing serious attention.

“That is why I was so pleased when the Chancellor announced this extra funding which each council will be able to submit bids for to get to grips with some of their worst affected roads.

“It was a good budget for motorists when you consider this alongside the announcement by the Government that fuel tax is to be frozen once again.

“I hope the council is able to take advantage of this excellent opportunity and secures the funds to improve the road network in Fylde.”

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