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Scandalous State of Affairs - £2m Hacked from Highways Budget and Rising!

February 3, 2010 11:36 AM
By Charles West


In the last two years, more than £2m has been cut from the Council's £9m roads budget leading to deteriorating roads and delays to repairs and that's without taking account of  the costs of salt and snow clearance this winter.

"The Tories have had no Severe Weather Fund," said Lib Dem Peter Phillips. "So they have been caught unprepared by the floods and snow of the last two years. And the roads maintenance budget has been raided. It's a story of four years fecklessness."

Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate Cllr Heather Kidd, added, "We've had a month of snow and ice this winter - with no money to pay for it. Already a quarter of next year's roads money has been spent on this year's winter. No wonder the condition of our roads is a constant complaint from residents.