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Brighton Journal | June 25, 2019

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B&H City Council among the best for highway repairs and maintenance

B&H City Council among the best for highway repairs and maintenance
Hannah Midgley

Brighton & Hove City Council is one of the best in the country for highway repairs and maintenance.

As a result, the council has been allocated £440,000 to invest in further maintenance.

The fund was created in 2014 to ‘reward councils who demonstrate they are delivering value for money in carrying out cost effective improvements in local highway maintenance and delivery.’

Local authorities are divided into three bands and will receive a different sum depending on which band they fall into.

Brighton & Hove City Council started at Band 1, the lowest band, which meant it only received 10% of its funding allocation. It has slowly progressed to Band 2, receiving 50% of the total money, and is now eligible to receive the entirety of the funding, being on Band 3.

Councils are put into different bands depending on their overall performance. Some of the criteria they are judged on include resilience, operational delivery and customer satisfaction.

The money received will be added to the £108,485 the council has already received under the government’s Pothole Action Fund.

The council will spend the money on repairing potholes, improving road surfaces and ensuring the city’s roads are maintained. All of the investments will be reported on the council’s website.

Featured image ©George Redgrave on Flickr.

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