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West Country councils get £12m to fix potholes

The Department of Transport has announced it's allocating over £12.4 million to the South West - enough to fix they say around 235,000 potholes in 2017/18, or stop them forming in the first place.

Drift Lane near Sheldon in Devon. Credit: Anne Plumridge

The funding to repair local highways has been demanded by councils across the region as campaigners have argued roads in certain areas have been neglected.

A total of £1.2 billion is being allocated nationally.

Credit: ITV West Country

BREAKDOWN OF FUNDING: This is the total allocation each local authority will get in 2017/18.

£4.4m
Bath and North East Somerset
£4.8m
Bristol
£25.9m
Cornwall
£4.6m
North Somerset
£2.9m
Plymouth
£5.8m
South Gloucestershire
Councils in the South West will receive a share of £8.4 million. Credit: PA
£3.3m
Swindon
£1.8m
Torbay
£19m
Wiltshire
£47.9m
Devon
£15.9m
Dorset
£20.5m
Gloucestershire
£25.6m
Somerset

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