20 February 2024
James Sunderland welcomes extra funding to fix our roads

In recent months, James has received numerous complaints about the poor condition of roads across the Bracknell, Crowthorne and Sandhurst.

In response, James says:

“As your Member of Parliament, I take my responsibilities seriously, and I visited a number of areas where the road needs to be re-surfaced. Since Bracknell Forest Council is responsible for delivery, I would urge you to contact your local borough councillors to ensure it is suitably prioritised.

“In 2023, I lobbied Central Government for additional funding to fix potholes across Bracknell Forest. I am pleased to report that I was able to secure an additional £377,000 for repairs, which was then provided for the council. More broadly, the Government announced in November 2023 that a total of £8.3 billion would be allocated to resurface over 5000 roads across the UK, using funds redirected from HS2. As the biggest ever uplift in funding for local road improvements, the new baseline allocation for Highway Maintenance and the Pothole Fund in Bracknell Forest sits at £2,124,000 per annum. As a result, an additional £536,000 is being provided for the period 2023/24 – 2024/25, with a minimum additional overall uplift of £8,391,000 being allocated locally for the period 2023/24 – 2033/34.

“With this extra funding, I will continue to lobby Bracknell Forest Council for better repairs. Therefore, I would be grateful if you might keep me informed of your views on our local roads and provide me with the broader input that I need – and greatly value – to best represent you in Westminster.

“I would welcome your views through my short 30 second survey.