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Billions available to tackle potholes and road repairs

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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.


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Wandsworth repaired nearly 10,000 potholes last year

Workmen repairing potholes in Tooting today Credit: ITN

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.

Workmen in Wandsworth repaired 9,888 potholes last year Credit: ITN
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