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An extra £2million to tackle problems on local roads has been approved by Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet.

The money will be spent tackling issues with road drains, gully emptying and additional roadside grass cutting.

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Cllr David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways and transport, said:

“We’ve already allocated £5million in this year’s budget for maintenance and upkeep but we listen to feedback from residents and have decided to add an extra £2million to target some of the areas causing concern.”

Cllr David Williams, Staffordshire County Council


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  1. To quote from the report: “The current known workstack of drainage related issues is estimated to exceed £20m. Many are complicated by the involvement of third-party land or asset owners e.g. Severn Trent Water (STW), the Environment Agency (EA) or private landowners.”

    So the £1.9 m (£100,000 is towards the backlog on Public Rights of Way) for drainage is less than 10% of what is needed.

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