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£1M boost for better roads in Kingston

Councillors have approved a £1 million boost for improvements to the borough’s roads.

Money earned from on-street parking charges in the last year will be used to pay for extra highways maintenance after Kingston Council’s Policy and Finance committee backed the move.

Kingston Council also received £250,000 from the government’s recently announced ‘pothole fund’ and a further £238,000 share of additional national funding for highways maintenance.

Councillor Eric Humphrey, Cabinet Member for Finance, said:

“I am very pleased that money raised from motorists is being used to make our roads safer. Potholes are a hazard for all road users, especially cyclists.”