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LGA responds to roads funding announcement

“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times more per mile on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA: road funding spending drop could have paid for 8 million pothole repairs

“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times per mile more on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA responds to transport committee report on roads funding

Local Government Association’s Transport spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Transport Select Committee on local roads funding and maintenance.

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LGA responds to extension of Blue Badge scheme

“People can help councils win the fight against Blue Badge fraud, by tipping us off about people they suspect are illegally using a badge, bearing in mind this new eligibility and that people’s need for a badge might not be obvious.”

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LGA responds to transport committee report on bus services

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA responds to a Transport Select Committee report on bus services in England outside London.

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LGA responds to extra funding for potholes

"While innovation will help councils who are fixing a pothole every 17 seconds, funding challenges remain for local authorities to deal with long term maintenance of their local roads and address a backlog of road repairs which has risen to nearly £10 billion to provide better roads that are safer and more resilient to constant use."

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LGA responds to annual road maintenance survey

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA's Transport spokesman responds to the Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey published by the Asphalt Industry Alliance.

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LGA responds to latest bus travel statistics

“Ahead of the forthcoming Spending Review, we are urging government to give councils control over the Bus Service Operators’ Grant, and properly fund national free bus pass schemes, which could help us maintain our essential bus services, reduce congestion and protect vital routes.”

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LGA responds to Government plans to extend road repairs guarantee

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA, responds to a consultation announced by Government on increasing the minimum guarantee on utility firms’ roadworks from two to five years, and introducing new asphalt standards to keep roads pothole-free for longer.

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LGA responds to government funding for green taxi charging points

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the Local Government Association, responds to today’s announcement of £6 million in government funding for 17 UK councils to provide charging points for ultra-low emission taxis.