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Councils have been told how they will benefit from the doubling of funding available for repairing potholes as announced in Wednesday’s Budget. Transport Secretary Philip Hammond has written to all English local highway authorities to inform them of their share of £200m.

Last month the Department for Transport announced that it was making available £100m as an exceptional payment to help with much needed road repairs following the severe weather at the end of last year. This extra funding was made possible because of savings the Department made earlier in the financial year.

However, further savings have now been identified and so more money has been made available for this vital programme.

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond said:

“Potholes are a menace to all road users and I want councils to make fixing them a priority.

“That is why, when more funding became available, I agreed with the Chancellor that we would double the amount of money we are providing for repairs to be carried out.

“This represents a significant investment in road maintenance at a time of severe fiscal restraint, demonstrating the Government’s commitment to maintain our infrastructure to support motorists and
businesses.”

The funding is in addition to the £831 million already provided to councils for road maintenance this year and the £3 billion the Government has committed over the next four years.


All 153 local highway authorities in England, including those in London, will receive a share of the funding. To ensure the money can be distributed over the next few days, the funds will be automatically distributed to English local authorities according to the formula used to distribute road maintenance funding rather than councils needing to apply for it.

To promote greater transparency and accountability, all local highway authorities have agreed to publish information on their website by 30 September 2011 showing where this extra money has been spent.

This is where the money will go:

Pothole repair funding

ENGLAND        £200,000,000

REGIONAL BREAKDOWN
NORTH EAST      9,437,675
NORTH WEST      23,831,581
YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER    20,900,209
EAST MIDLANDS   19,850,480
WEST MIDLANDS   21,701,906
EAST OF ENGLAND 25,868,081
LONDON  10,284,356
SOUTH EAST      33,922,706
SOUTH WEST      34,203,006

Individual Local Highway Authority

Barking and Dagenham    199,184
Barnet  420,655
Barnsley        788,767
Bath and North East Somerset    854,049
Bedford 469,742
Bexley  311,302
Birmingham      1,682,586
Blackburn with Darwen   324,160
Blackpool       297,490
Bolton  652,861
Bournemouth     322,208
Bracknell Forest        350,328
Bradford        1,118,319
Brent   345,899
Brighton and Hove       412,174
Bristol, City of        723,454
Bromley 418,957
Buckinghamshire 2,489,970
Bury    400,090
Calderdale      683,076
Cambridgeshire  2,681,869
Camden  183,637
Central Bedfordshire    787,627
Cheshire East   2,048,626
Cheshire West and Chester       1,404,491
City of London  47,556
Cornwall        4,728,416
Coventry        488,183
Croydon 422,241
Cumbria 6,229,592
Darlington      375,577
Derby   515,780
Derbyshire      3,669,282
Devon   9,303,039
Doncaster       924,521
Dorset  2,712,026
Dudley  725,151
Durham  2,318,987
Ealing  322,874
East Riding of Yorkshire        2,420,849
East Sussex     2,603,575
Enfield 409,095
Essex   5,300,795
Gateshead       460,154
Gloucestershire 3,605,520
Greenwich       302,855
Hackney 130,071
Halton  348,440
Hammersmith and Fulham  170,921
Hampshire       6,016,565
Haringey        214,071
Harrow  286,721
Hartlepool      240,413
Havering        322,509
Herefordshire, County of        2,423,477
Hertfordshire   3,869,978
Hillingdon      387,680
Hounslow        321,467
Isle of Wight   799,073
Isles of Scilly 24,224
Islington       143,296
Kensington and Chelsea  107,634
Kent    6,545,256
Kingston upon Hull, city of     396,303
Kingston upon Thames    189,838
Kirklees        1,304,275
Knowsley        355,731
Lambeth 176,503
Lancashire      3,792,323
Leeds   1,840,829
Leicester       479,644
Leicestershire  2,418,769
Lewisham        197,406
Lincolnshire    6,210,423
Liverpool       1,058,774
Luton   248,006
Manchester      873,702
Medway  502,153
Merton  233,820
Middlesbrough   247,674
Milton Keynes   654,170
Newcastle upon Tyne     492,889
Newham  291,385
Norfolk 6,898,248
North East Lincolnshire 389,298
North Lincolnshire      1,018,517
North Somerset  732,103
North Tyneside  433,185
North Yorkshire 6,631,805
Northamptonshire        2,789,091
Northumberland  3,102,736
Nottingham      510,894
Nottinghamshire 2,897,819
Oldham  600,743
Oxfordshire     3,524,553
Peterborough    543,342
Plymouth        432,741
Poole   282,284
Portsmouth      258,555
Reading 295,344
Redbridge       269,773
Redcar and Cleveland    406,870
Richmond upon Thames    274,389
Rochdale        498,262
Rotherham       691,205
Rutland 358,777
Salford 608,644
Sandwell        517,935
Sefton  613,026
Sheffield       1,427,553
Shropshire      3,615,511
Slough  197,672
Solihull        453,248
Somerset        5,056,641
South Gloucestershire   897,059
South Tyneside  303,756
Southampton     415,563
Southend-on-Sea 286,546
Southwark       236,966
St. Helens      484,078
Staffordshire   4,271,903
Stockport       505,238
Stockton-on-Tees        441,685
Stoke-on-Trent  458,162
Suffolk 4,441,187
Sunderland      613,749
Surrey  4,169,615
Sutton  175,822
Swindon 424,841
Tameside        457,925
Telford and Wrekin      661,621
Thurrock        340,741
Torbay  363,092
Tower Hamlets   186,040
Trafford        472,835
Transport for London    1,832,910
Wakefield       830,180
Walsall 522,243
Waltham Forest  310,040
Wandsworth      182,822
Warrington      555,292
Warwickshire    2,352,139
West Berkshire  913,257
West Sussex     2,646,418
Westminster     258,018
Wigan   623,330
Wiltshire       3,741,308
Windsor and Maidenhead  557,721
Wirral  625,931
Wokingham       570,745
Wolverhampton   445,588
Worcestershire  3,084,159
York    434,712

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