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Cash to target Havering’s pot hole menace

07:00 26 June 2014

Cllr Clarence Barrett

Cllr Clarence Barrett

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More than £400,000 of Government money has been allocated to repair perilous pot holes across Havering.

In the last three months the Recorder has reported two cases in which people have been hospitalised due to accidents involving pot holes.

A woman broke two bones in her leg after tripping in a pot hole while a man spent a night in hospital after the force of driving over a pot hole dislodged a kidney stone.

London boroughs have been awarded a total of £10 million from central Government, of which, Havering Council received the fourth largest amount - £404,000.

However opposition Councillors have warned against using the funds to carry out short-term road repairs.

Leader of the Residents’ Association, Cllr Clarence Barrett, said: “Any additional funding is most welcome. “However, it is important that the quality of repairs is such that the potholes don’t reappear after a few weeks as it is a false economy and is simply chucking money down a hole.

“Good quality workmanship, obtaining value for money and providing residents with information are all key factors in tackling road defects.”

Cllr Robert Benham, cabinet Member for environment, said: “Potholes are a national problem, and fixing them isn’t cheap, especially for us as we have one of the largest road networks in London, so we’re really very grateful for any additional funding.”

In the last financial year Havering Council spent £1.6 million maintaining the borough’s roads and footways, which included repairing 2,031 pot holes across 351 miles of highways.

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