Roads in Buckinghamshire battered by the heavy toll of wet and freezing conditions plus increased HS2 traffic are to receive a boost of £5m on top of the average £25m spent per annum.
This is after Cllr Gareth Williams, who is also Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Chesham and Amersham, proposed an amendment to the Council’s budget this week.
Gareth said ‘I was pleased that fellow Councillors agreed to this extra money to help repair our roads in the budget debate at Buckinghamshire Council. This is a big issue for residents and is in addition to our £100m four year programme. The poor weather this year has decimated roads across the country. It means we’ve seen a significant deterioration of our road is this winter, reflected in the number of emergency repairs we’ve done this January – 209, compared to just 27 in the same period last year.’
The budget also included :
• nearly £143m for improvements to schools
• £20 million on housing and tackling homelessness.
• £20 million on housing and tackling homelessness
• More than £14 million to tackle climate change and prevent flooding
• More than £20 million towards our waste and recycling facilities
We will catch up with Gareth shortly for an in-depth discussion to report more on this investment!