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Bucks' roads getting less funding than London's

The money used goes towards repairs and new roads.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:43am 16th January 2020. 2-minute read.

Bucks' roads getting less funding than London's

Buckinghamshire is supporting calls to get a fairer share of funding for our roads. 

Figures produced by the County Councils Network (CCN) show that London gets three times as much funding than shire counties. 

Areas like Buckinghamshire is given an average of £20,885 per mile, while London councils get £62,350.

This money is used for road repairs, pothole filling and building new junctions and roads. 

BCC is calling for the government to share funds more fairly across the country. 

BCC

Mark Shaw, Buckinghamshire County Council Deputy Leader and Transport Cabinet Member, said 

"It's a fact that our roads are some of the busiest in the country and without adequate funding from Government, we'll always be playing catch-up, particularly when you think of the damage done during the three months of rain we've just had.

"What's needed is a more equitable allocation of Government funds across different council types, and a longer-term settlement for roads funding, rather than the current ad-hoc fund pots we have to bid for I welcome the CCN's drive to influence the Government to correct this disparity."

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