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3:54pm 20th March 2014


Cornwall gets over ten million pounds to help repair roads after the storms.

This is an emergency payment from the government to help with road repairs following the wettest winter on record, and will pay for the repair of 3.3 million potholes.

On top of the money being shared out to councils today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the 19 March Budget that another £200 million will be provided for pothole repairs in 2014-15. Cornwall will have to apply for a share of this pot.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "Damage to roads causes misery for drivers and local communities and the severe weather over the last few months has made the problem worse. This extra money will help make a real difference to the millions of road users and residents across England who rely on local roads, giving them safer and smoother journeys."

The extra money is being distributed now to ensure that repairs can be started as soon as possible, so that the majority of the damage to be fixed ahead of the summer holidays.

The local highway authority will have to publish information on its website showing how and where the money will be spent.

This as Cornish families lay into the government over the winter storms.

A national survey of those worst hit shows three in five think they should have had more help.  

It is as insurers deal with claims set to run into hundreds of millions of pounds

3:54pm 20th March 2014

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