Council to get cash for potholes

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RESIDENTS in Thorne and district can look forward to better roads with Doncaster Council set to receive funding for pothole repairs.

Local authorities will receive a portion of £200 million from the Government to repair their roads.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has written to all English councils responsible for roads to say they will receive cash.

Peter Dale, the council’s director for environment said: “It is very difficult to say how much of the damage to Doncaster’s roads was due to this winter, but there are a significant amount of repairs to do.

“We are not sure how much money we will be receiving yet but this is good news and we welcome any extra funds from central government.”

The amount is based on the formula for road maintenance funding.