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Extra £550,000 to repair potholes caused by long winter

  • Date: 17 May 2013
  • Author: Chris Roe

​Islington Council plans to spend more than £500,000 repairing potholes caused by this year's long winter.

The money will be used to mend local roads damaged by snow, ice and rain during the exceptionally wet, cold weather.

Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council's executive member for sustainability, said: "We're committed to providing good services for our residents, despite big cuts to our budgets from central Government.

"We have just come through a particularly long and cold winter, which has caused significant extra pothole damage to local roads.

"Our pledge of an extra £550,000 will make roads safer for residents and visitors alike, whether they are cycling or driving."

Islington's Executive will consider the proposed extra £550,000 funding when it meets on 21 May. If approved, the repair programme is expected to start in June, beginning with some of the borough's busiest streets worst affected by the weather.