A HOLE LOT OF TROUBLE
MR Cameron said Nottinghamshire had a “particular problem” with potholes, which could be a blight on hard-working families.
He visited Victoria Street, in Kimberley, yesterday on the day it was announced that the county would receive £3 million to repair up to 60,000 potholes over the next year.
The road has been identified as being in urgent need of attention and is littered with potholes.
Mr Cameron said: “I was shown a road in Kimberley that needed real attention.
“It has dangerous potholes all the way down the middle.
“Some people might think ‘why is the Prime Minister thinking about potholes?’, but this is something that affects a lot of hard-working people who just want to get to work or take the kids to school.
“The damage that can be done to their cars, motorbikes or mopeds or bikes can cost a lot of money. They want action.
“It’s important to come up with something where people can see that the money will be spent and the potholes will be filled in.”
Stapleford town councillor Richard MacRae spent the morning with the Prime Minister.*
The chairman of Stapleford Community Group said: “I have demanded that some of the money be spent in Stapleford because the conditions are terrible.
“Some of the roads need re-doing completely.
“I told him how the roads really are in the area and he seemed to take it all on board.
“I am happy that the money is coming in but I will be even happier when the roads are fixed.”
*It was a great honour to have been invited to represent the people of Stapleford and be given the chance to tell the PM how bad some of our roads are, Nottinghamshire County Council have been told time and time again about the poor state of many of our roads, it’s about time action was taken and our roads repaired.