In recent years the most pressing demand I have heard on the doorsteps in the West Berkshire part of my constituency is the need for more road repairs. There are too many potholes and collapsed road edges.
I and others have pressed this government to make money available to catch up with the large accumulated backlog of repairs that has resulted from years of too little maintenance. We now have heard that there will be substantial sums made available for Councils to do their job in the next 6 years, starting next year.
West Berkshire will receive £4.314 million next year, and £22.52 m over the six year period. Wokingham, with a smaller geographical area to cover, will receive £2.655 m next year, and £13.859 m over the six years.