Roads in Chester are likely to get a pounding from the winter weather. But help from the Coalition Government is on hand following the announcement that CWAC is to get an extra £1.721m to help with road repairs. The Coalition’s Autumn Statement promised £215 million over the next two years to Councils to repair potholes and broken road surfaces. The money being received by CWAC is part of that figure.
Local campaigner Christopher Ward said, “This is good news for our local roads. We all know money is tight at the moment but the Coalition Government understands the problems caused by the winter to our roads and has made repairs a priority. The money will be available over the next two years and is in addition to what is already in the budget for local road repairs. In order to receive this extra funding, local councils must publish on their websites details of how the money has been spent at the end of each financial year. This is in order to ensure that local people can see how their community has benefited. I’ll certainly be checking CWAC’s website later this year to check on how the money is being spent.”