Dorset

Council to spend £2m on potholes and crime prevention

Pothole (Courtesy of CTC/www.fillthathole.org.uk)
Image caption The council is allocating £150,000 to repairing potholes across the seaside town

Anti-social behaviour initiatives and road repair projects are to receive £2m in council funding.

Bournemouth Borough Council said £300,000 would be spent on re-surfacing and maintenance work and £150,000 allocated to pothole repairs.

Sparks, a scheme where firefighters educate youngsters about the impact of arson, is one anti-social behaviour scheme which will be given £160,000.

Council leader Peter Charon said: "People value their street services."

He added: "We know that there is a need to continue efforts to bring our roads up to a standard where maintenance costs in the future can be reduced, so this is why these areas have been chosen for this investment.

"The improvements are taking place right across the borough and in the next 12 months people should see more change going on in their communities which we hope will in turn instil an even greater sense of civic pride in Bournemouth."

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