Funding helps the council to fix roads

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CONTINUED commitment to repairing the county’s roads has been rewarded.

Hampshire County Council fixed an extra 120,000 potholes in the past financial year – an average of 10,000 potholes each month.

The work has been made possible by extra money from central government, given to the council for being one of the best authorities for road maintenance.

Hampshire was awarded one of the highest amounts in the south east of England – a total of £17.5m from the Flood Recovery and Pothole Repair Funds to repair 
potholes, carriageways, and bridges.

Executive member for economy, transport and environment, councillor Sean Woodward, said: ‘The council has shown it is one of the leading areas in the country in its determination to beat potholes, and received substantial government funding as a result.

‘This money has been a great help in reducing potholes but there is always more work to be done.’