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CONSERVATIVE VALE COUNCIL TO SPEND £2,000,000 ON ROAD REPAIRS

A water-filled pothole is typical of the hazards causing damage to bikes and motor vehicles – resulting in enormous claims being made against the council

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced it is to spend GBP2,000,000 on road repairs.

GBP1,00o,ooo is coming from the council tax revenue – which will be added to an existing GBP300,000 budget – and the remaining GBP700,000 is coming from what’s described as a “one-off Welsh Government grant”.

CONSERVATIVE VALE COUNCIL TO SPEND £2,000,000 ON ROAD REPAIRS

Cllr Geoffrey Cox has cabinet responsibility for Neighbourhood Services and Transport…and roads. Cllr Geoff Cox, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport, says this has been “the most challenging budget setting process that I have ever known. However this has not, however, prevented us from prioritising the areas that we know matter most to Vale residents.” Apparently it was the County Surveyors Society of Wales which pushed the Welsh Labour Government into allocating more taxpayer’s money into the highways network.

The Vale Council says additional money will be spent “maintaining and upgrading roads across the Vale” – but specific schemes have not yet been assessed – so it’s not yet known how much of the funds will be spent on Penarth’s deteriorating roads which were badly neglected by the previous Labour administration in the Vale.



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