Lancashire TelegraphCall for debate on state of Ribble Valley roads (From Lancashire Telegraph)

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Call for debate on state of Ribble Valley roads

Lancashire Telegraph: Nigel Evans, MP Nigel Evans, MP

RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans has requested a debate on the state of the roads in the Ribble Valley.

The MP said that the roads ‘appear to be getting worse’ and that a debate would ‘enable us to focus on how much money is spent’.

Speaking in the House of Commons, Mr Evans said: “May we have a debate on the state of Britain’s roads because they appear to be getting worse, especially in Lancashire and the Ribble Valley?

“Annually, local authorities pay £30 million in compensation to motorists, so motorists themselves end up paying £2.8 billion in repairs because of the number of potholes and craters in the roads.”

He added: “A debate would enable us to focus on how much money is spent on the roads and to ensure that the money is spent equally in counties such as Lancashire, including in rural areas such as the Ribble Valley.

The Leader of the House of Commons, Andrew Lansley, said: “My hon friend knows that this government have made available additional resources to assist highways authorities to deal with potholes, and I hope that that is making a difference.”

He added: “None the less, it is a constant effort, not least because of some of the exceptional weather conditions we have experienced this winter and the previous one.”

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5:02pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Birtrumthegreat says...

They are OK in Wiswell.
They are OK in Wiswell. Birtrumthegreat
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5:04pm Mon 27 Jan 14

cloud99 says...

Something definitely needs doing about the A59 coming into Gisburn from Clitheroe. It's starting to look like the surface of the moon!
Something definitely needs doing about the A59 coming into Gisburn from Clitheroe. It's starting to look like the surface of the moon! cloud99
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6:02pm Mon 27 Jan 14

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

You want to try driving up Taylor street every day to get to work, at one point on the bridge you have to drive on the wrong side of the road or you will bottom out the car on the road its so bad.
You want to try driving up Taylor street every day to get to work, at one point on the bridge you have to drive on the wrong side of the road or you will bottom out the car on the road its so bad. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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10:23am Tue 28 Jan 14

Noiticer says...

Nigel, the road network 'appears to be getting worse' due to the cuts to local government and Council Tax freeze imposed by your party in government - it's as simple as that. The answer lies in your own backyard!
Nigel, the road network 'appears to be getting worse' due to the cuts to local government and Council Tax freeze imposed by your party in government - it's as simple as that. The answer lies in your own backyard! Noiticer
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11:33am Tue 28 Jan 14

AnimalReid says...

Nigel loves a mass debate. Especially over things like roads.
Nigel loves a mass debate. Especially over things like roads. AnimalReid
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11:57am Tue 28 Jan 14

shytalk says...

Noiticer wrote:
Nigel, the road network 'appears to be getting worse' due to the cuts to local government and Council Tax freeze imposed by your party in government - it's as simple as that. The answer lies in your own backyard!
They replaced council staff with Bodget and Scarper..Typical Tories. Penny wise pound foolish. Now it will cost billions to re surface half the roads in Lancashire.
[quote][p][bold]Noiticer[/bold] wrote: Nigel, the road network 'appears to be getting worse' due to the cuts to local government and Council Tax freeze imposed by your party in government - it's as simple as that. The answer lies in your own backyard![/p][/quote]They replaced council staff with Bodget and Scarper..Typical Tories. Penny wise pound foolish. Now it will cost billions to re surface half the roads in Lancashire. shytalk
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