LEDBURY'S MP, Bill Wiggin says he is is delighted that Herefordshire has been awarded over £3 million to tackle potholes.

The Government recently announced additional funding of £183.5 million for local highway authorities in England to help repair damage to the road networks, and the funding has now been allocated, with Herefordshire Council awarded £3,538,803, - the highest award in the West Midlands for pothole repairs.

Mr Wiggin said: “I am delighted with the award of this funding. We desperately need to act to fix the potholes on our roads to make the county safe again for cyclists and motorists.

“In November I wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport on this matter, I have since corresponded with the Government and Herefordshire Council too. I also have a meeting arranged in the coming weeks with Herefordshire Council's contractor, Balfour Beatty on this matter."

Mr Wiggin added: “I welcome the £3.5 million and I am particularly pleased that Herefordshire has received the most funding in the West Midlands.”

Patrick McLoughlin MP Secretary of State for Transport said: “Potholes are a blight that can damage cars and disrupt journeys and I hope that these measures will help to reassure people how seriously we are taking the issue."