Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Lib Dem Stockport shows us how its done

Liberal Democrat-run Stockport Council is leading the way in tackling poor road and pavement surfaces. It is funding a massive £100 million investment in roads and pavements by borrowing the money. It’s worked out it can pay for this by the reduced cost of repairs going forwards and savings from things like claims for accidents and falls.

Labour Councillors in Manchester voted down £3 million of investment in our roads, pavements and gullies at a recent meeting. Figures I've uncovered show that just in the last year Manchester City Council has paid out £2.7million in compensation for Council negligence and spent £1.9 million repairing potholes. Yet only ONE road in Chorlton will receive any resurfacing repairs this year. 

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