County to get £1.5m for pothole repairs

Northamptonshire is to receive just over �1.5m in Government funding to help repair potholes across the county
Northamptonshire is to receive just over �1.5m in Government funding to help repair potholes across the county

Northamptonshire is to receive just over £1.5m in Government funding to help repair potholes across the county.

The money – part of a £11.7m pot for the East Midlands – is in addition to money pledged by Chancellor George Osborne in his budget announcement last week.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Damage to roads causes misery for drivers and local communities and the severe weather over the last few months has made the problem worse.

“This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and residents across the East Midlands who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys.”

The Telegraph has been running its Pothole Watch campaign for several years, where we ask readers to let us know about the worst-affected streets in the county.

Dozens of readers have called or emailed the location of potholes to us.

Contact michael.whelan@jpress.co.uk or call 01536 506163 if you wish to report potholes to us.