Chorley Misses Out On Extra Pothole Cash From HS2 Funds

28 Apr 2024 | Maintenance

It was recently announced that Chorley will not receive any funds for vital road repairs. None of the additional road maintenance funding that has so far been handed to Lancashire County Council, from the money saved by scrapping the northern leg of the HS2 rail link to Manchester, will be spent on resurfacing roads in Chorley.

Lancashire County Council received £7.2m from a pothole cash pot created as part of the governments’ Network North plans to redistribute unspent HS2 cash.

Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council refused to spend any of this money in Chorley!

The decision on where to spend the £7.2m was taken by the Conservative Cabinet at Lancashire County Council.

Did You Know…

  • Lancashire County Council are responsible for maintaining our roads.
  • 75% of your council tax goes to Lancashire County Council.
  • The Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council received an additional £7.2m from the government to spend on potholes.
  • Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council refused to invest any of this £7.2m on repairing potholes in Chorley.
  • Despite receiving most of your council tax, Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council has failed to maintain our roads and repair potholes.

Chorley Labour has previously lobbied for the devolution of highway maintenance back to Chorley Council

Everyone at Chorley Labour is fed up with our residents having to suffer the impact of our terrible roads across the borough. Residents have to foot the bill, during a cost of living crisis, for damages to vehicles due to the poor decision making at Conservative controlled Lancashire County Council.

Send a message to the Conservative this Thursday and Vote Labour!

A Tory vote is a vote for more potholes and less road repairs!

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