£1 Million Fund to repair 18,000 Potholes
We will work with communities and Highways Officers to identify priorities. The Conservative Group proposal will ensure around 3,000 potholes are filled in each of the 6 Towns in our Borough. Giving each Town an equal share is a priority to ensure we put an end to favouritism of projects by the current administration.
No matter which Party represents an area this amendment ensures there is equal funding. This funding is in addition to any new grants anticipated from the Department of Transport
£10 million Highways Investment
The Conservative Group acknowledge the current funding for Highways and this amendment increases the funding to £10 million. This will help improve roads across the Borough.
Giving each ward an equal share was a priority to ensure we put an end to perceived favouritism of the past.
The amendment also includes funding for a new Pedestrian Crossing/Island on Market Street in Tottington. Many residents, over a number of years, have thought that more traffic safety measures in the vicinity of where Bury Road becomes Market Street in Tottington is needed to make crossing the road in peak traffic hours much safer.
Tottington Councillors have requested that Bury Council look into installing a pedestrian crossing/island on numerous occasions, but they have always declined to do so.
More recently with the arrival of a new petrol station on Market Street, local residents have been calling for this given the much-increased traffic volumes. Our latest request to the Council for this has been declined once again. Therefore, we have set up this petition to show them the strength of feeling on this matter which will hopefully get them to reconsider this.
£200,000 for Road Safety Initiatives
We believe there needs to be further investment in road safety schemes across our town. The last year has been no different and lives have been lost on our roads. This £150,000 extra funding will be on top of the £50,000 capital programme to improve road safety including but not exclusive to, new speed limits, new signage, new road markings and more.
This represents a significant investment to improve road safety.
 Funding to fix equivalent of 10 million potholes allocated to local authorities - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-to-fix-equivalent-of-10-million-potholes-allocated-to-local-authorities