Bury North MP James Frith took to the streets with Bury Council Leader Rishi Shori this week to kick off a programme of work on road improvements across Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom.
James and Rishi oversaw the delivery of repairs on Longsight Road in Greenmount, the condition of which had been raised with James by several local residents. These repairs form part of a £10 million programme announced by the council to improve the state of roads across the borough.
“Huge cuts to council funding from central government have meant that the budget to keep our roads in good order has taken a big hit. Potholes are one of the biggest issues raised with me by local residents and I’ve had a number of discussions with Bury Council about this in recent months. I’m delighted that the council has responded by allocating £10 million to repair the worst areas.
“I’ll continue my work in Parliament to challenge the government’s austerity agenda, which is having a real impact on the delivery of local services.”
Councillor Rishi Shori said:
“The condition of our roads is one of biggest concerns that residents have, which is why I decided to raise an extra £10 million in this year’s budget to spend on improving them.
“This work in Longsight Road is a classic example of what we want to achieve. While the defects were not dangerous, we decided to carry out repairs to prevent them from becoming dangerous due to deterioration over the winter months.
“We are planning an extensive range of road improvements in the months to come, and these will be announced early next year.”