Stoke-on-Trent Council has been allocated £4.6 million for local roads maintenance across Stoke-on-Trent including fixing potholes appearing all over the city.
Across the country the Conservative Government has given councils £500 million which is expected to fix the equivalent of 10 million potholes.
This extra money has been welcomed by Jo Gideon MP for Stoke-on-Trent Central having contributed to a debate in Parliament about the unfair funding formula for pot-hole repairs in November.
Jo Gideon MP, said:
“I am delighted to see Stoke-on-Trent City Council receive £4.6 million from the Governments £500 million a year pothole fund for 2021/22.
"This is a considerable increase for Stoke-on-Trent’s funding from last year. Resurfacing of key sections of the Stoke-on-Trent road network, has been a great benefit across the city.
"It is essential that pot-holes and defects are repaired correctly the first time to make our roads fit for the future."
Transport Minister Baroness Vere said:
"We know potholes are more than just a nuisance – they can be dangerous to drivers and cyclists alike, and cause damage to thousands of vehicles every year.
"The funding allocated today will help councils ensure roads in their area are kept up to standard, and that the potholes that blight road users can be dealt with promptly.