More money to repair roads and tackle debt in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council has agreed to spend £13 million to repair the county's roads, buy new gritters and tackle debt.

The money is the council's predicted underspend on this year's £300 million budget.

  • £2 million will be used to replace the Aylestone Lane footbridge, over the railway at Wigston and patching work on roads
  • £1.2 million will be spent to replace five gritters as well as eight low-floor, wheelchair-accessible vehicles for adult social care
  • £10 million will be used to repay debt and reduce borrowing costs by £800,000 per year

By managing our budget prudently, we can find the money to invest in road repairs and gritters and reduce our borrowing costs by a significant amount.”

– David Sprason, Leicestershire County Council Acting Deputy Leader