Local authorities in London will be eligible for a share of nearly six billion pounds provided by the Government to tackle potholes and improve road maintenance. The money is being made available following a succession of severe winters.
Announcing the funding today, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said the money would be enough to fix around 18 million potholes.
Kensington & Chelsea mended just 111 potholes in 2013; how did your borough do?Read the full story ›
London boroughs' total bill for repairing the capital's potholes last year came to £6,339,040. Ealing came top, spending almost £1m.Read the full story ›
There were over a thousand recorded pothole injuries last year. Top of the list: Kingston upon Thames with 315 .Read the full story ›
Potholes in Wandsworth have cost the council more than £721,000 in repairs last year. There were 256 pothole related injuries and £22,451 paid out in compensation, while workmen in Wandsworth repaired 9,888 potholes last year.
An ITV London FOI request revealed Newham spent more on compensation than the top 7 boroughs combined, while Barnet had the most complaintsRead the full story ›
Over time the bitumen is broken down by weather and vibrations, the road surface becomes permeable, allowing water in, writes Martin Stew.Read the full story ›