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Councillors decide how to spend their £10,000 grants

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 23, 2013

POT MARKED:  County councillor Bill Crowther with one of the holes in Hillview Drive, Hucclecote.

POT MARKED: County councillor Bill Crowther with one of the holes in Hillview Drive, Hucclecote.

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BIG improvements to roads and footpaths are being made after councillors announced their wish lists.

All 63 county councillors have been given £10,000 to spend in their areas and have been busy deciding how to spend the money.

Projects include patching potholes, improving drainage, resurfacing footpaths, putting up new signs and carrying out traffic surveys.

Councillor Bill Crowther (LD, Hucclecote) said: "We have a number of old concrete roads in Hucclecote – roads made of concrete with just a bit of tarmac on the surface.

"They have been in a poor state of repair for some time, but money has never been set aside to fix them.

"I'm hoping to see some much needed work done on roads like Hillview Drive and Trevor Road."

The works are expected to be completed before the end of April.

Councillor Jackie Hall (C, Quedgeley) is spending her grant on improvements to road safety outside Beech Green Primary School and Severn Vale School as well as motorbike inhibitors on a footpath between School Lane and St James'.

She said: "If we can get this work done soon it will be a huge improvement."

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