LCC have a road maintenance funding deficit of £12 million. Add your voice to the campaign to secure government maintenance funding to fix our roads in Lincolnshire
For 2019/20 Lincolnshire County Council had its maintenance funding from the Government cut by a massive £12m. This was to have a huge effect on the county’s roads.
Because of the cash cut, county councillors voted to fill the void so that essential road works could still be carried out. They did this using council funding reserves for the year, but as town and parish councils will be acutely aware, this is something that they won’t be able to do in the future.
This missing £12m pays for filling 24,000 potholes and rebuilding 37 miles of deteriorating road per year.
Now, as the Department for Transport begins looking at funding allocations for 2022/23, we are calling on the Government to repair the £12m pothole it has left in our roads.
Cllr Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, said: “It was incredibly disappointing when the Government cut our highways funding by 25% last February.
"We’re a large rural county and our residents place a huge amount of importance on well-maintained roads – something we’re doing our best to deliver but are struggling to fund.”
And this is where we need you to add the town and parish council voice to our campaign to Fix the Funding so that we can Fix the Roads.
If people or businesses in your town or parish have been affected by poor road conditions or suffered as a result of the road system not being as good as it should be, then this is where your story matters most.
How does the current state of the road network affect you? As highways continue to degrade what will the long term effects be on your town or parish? Tell us.
Every single story that town and parish councils share with us really matters and is a valuable addition to the campaign for the missing millions in funding.
By talking about this we can all come together to campaign Government directly.