Cheshire East is granted £2m to repair damaged roads

More than £2.5m is being spent on road repairs in parts of Cheshire after an injection of government funding.

Cheshire East Council was given £2m after it received an eight-fold increase in pothole reports.

The authority has also pledged an extra £500,000 from its own budget to ensure the problem gets urgent attention.

The Department for Transport has released £200m for repairs across the country because of the damage caused by severe winter weather.

The council has received more than twice the amount of funding it got last year.

Phil Sherratt, head of environmental services, said: "Cheshire East intends to make every penny count."

Engineers have been assessing the damaged roads and residents have been asked to report any defects to the authority's online fault reporting page.

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