Conscious of the need to mend our roads I have ben lobbying the Transport department for more money to help us carry out repairs after a bad winter. I have raised it with the Secretary of State in private and in the House.
Today I received a letter from the Transport Secretary telling me that West Berkshire will receive an additional £1,489,480 for road repairs this year, and Wokingham will receive an additional £395,353. Reading will get £151,947 and Bracknell £162,840.
There will also be a new fund of £168 m for next year where both West Berks and Wokingham can bid for additional funds. I recommend both Councils do so.