This isn’t something special to Tamworth, but since our controlling group are part of the Conservative party they can share the blame.

The Conservative government’s announcement of £100 million for pothole repairs is a welcome step, but it is nowhere near enough to address the scale of the problem.

According to the Asphalt Industry Alliance, there are currently an estimated 1.6 million potholes on Britain’s roads. This number is only likely to increase as the weather gets colder and the ground freezes and thaws.

The £100 million announced by the government will only be enough to repair a fraction of these potholes. In fact, it is estimated that it would cost £1 billion to repair all of the potholes in Britain.

The government’s announcement is also a missed opportunity to invest in our roads in a more sustainable way. The money could have been used to invest in materials that are more resistant to potholes.

Instead, the government has chosen to continue with its short-term approach to road maintenance. This approach is not only costly, but it is also ineffective. Potholes that are repaired with asphalt are likely to reappear within a few months.

The government needs to take a more long-term approach to road maintenance. It needs to invest in materials that are more resistant to potholes and it needs to invest in better infrastructure. Only then will we be able to tackle the problem of potholes once and for all.

In addition to the financial cost of potholes, they also pose a safety risk to drivers and pedestrians. Potholes can cause accidents, damage vehicles, and even lead to injuries.

The government’s announcement of £100 million for pothole repairs is a welcome step, but it is not enough. The government needs to do more to address the problem of potholes and to invest in our roads in a more sustainable way.

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