Letter: Potholes cash joy
Date published: 27 February 2018
Councillor Butterworth has launched his Repair the Roads campaign- seen here with just one of several potholes on Bentgate Street. Newhey
With the latest avalanche of snow battering our borough, the result is likely to be yet more potholes appearing as the roads break up under the extreme frost.
Normally I would moan about the state of the roads and what the heck is the Council doing about it.
Not this time.
I was delighted to read that the Council is investing an extra £12million on repairing our roads and footpaths. Along with the existing budget, that means almost £20million is to be spent over the next two to threeyears. The biggest ever investment in repairing our roads.
You don't hear me saying this too often, but well done Rochdale Council, and well done to Milnrow councillor Neil Butterworth who has campaigned so hard for the extra cash. It just shows what an individual councillor can achieve if you never give in and are determined to make a difference.
It wont fix every road, but its a good start. The AA estimates, nationally, there is a £12 billion backlog in road repairs with towns all over the country facing the same problem. At least Rochdale is getting stuck in and starting to rid us of the menace of potholes.
More power to your elbow, Councillor Butterworth.
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