Trudy welcomes new multi-million pound funding boost to tackle Copeland's potholes

Trudy has welcomed a multi-million pound fund to help improve the condition of roads in Cumbria.

Today, it was announced that Cumbria County Council will receive £12,004,000 to repair potholes, keep local bridges and structures open and safe, and help with other highways works that may be needed.

It comes following the Chancellor’s Budget announcement that a £420 million fund will be created to tackle potholes and other roadworks across the country.

The Budget also announced the biggest ever single cash injection to improve England’s roads, meaning that people can get to and from home and work quicker, boosting the local economy and improving air quality.

Mrs Harrison, said: “Every year British drivers spend £1.7 billion repairing damage to their vehicles as a direct result of potholes.

“Today’s announcement that Cumbria County Council will be receiving a multi-million pound funding boost to tackle the area’s pothole problem is certainly welcome and is further step forwards towards improving the condition of our roads.”