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MP welcomes £2.5m for fixing potholes

Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills.

Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills.

MP for Amber Valley Nigel Mills has welcomed the £2.5m to spend on repairing potholes across Derbyshire.

The Government cash was earmarked in the Budget and will mean Derbyshire County Council can fill in 46,000 potholes across the county.

Tory Mr Mills said: “I know from speaking to constituents that many of them are concerned about the number of potholes in the roads in Amber Valley. They are simply a nuisance to drivers.

“I’m very pleased that the Government has allocated this money, and I will pressure the county council to ensure that 
Amber Valley gets its fair share of the funding.”

While county councillors are pleased at the handout, they have said it will not be enough to fix all the county’s potholes. Derbyshire County Council’s deputy cabinet member for jobs, economy and transport, Councillor Dean Collins said: “Potholes are a nuisance for all those who use the roads, and we’ve had our workers and contractors fixing them throughout the year.

“Although this cash is 
welcome it just won’t be enough to fix all the potholes that have appeared on our roads since the severe wet weather. Hundreds of new potholes appear on our roads each week.

“But we will step up our efforts to fix as many postholes as possible with the money from the Government.”

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