THE funding Thurrock Council receives from government to fix pot holes will increase next financial year.
From April 2017, the amount the council receives will increase from £110,000 to £153,000, covering the cost of filling hundreds more potholes compared to the year before.
As part of the Clean it, Cut it, Fill it campaign, by the end of December more than 9,000 potholes had been filled. Thurrock Council maintains 576 kilometres of road in the borough through its role as a highways authority.
Portfolio Holder for Highways and Transport, Cllr Brian Little, said: “This massive – 40 per cent – increase in funding is great news.
“Potholes are a priority for residents and the council. This increase in funding means we will have to find less money from other budgets in our ambition to repair all significant potholes in Thurrock.
“I want to make sure that the public highways are fit for purpose for our residents and businesses – this is welcome addition to that cause.
“Clearly Clean it, Cut it, Fill it has worked and residents are noticing the difference on our roads.”
For more information on the Love Thurrock campaign, go to thurrock.gov.uk/lovethurrock