More than £600,000 has been secured to repair roads in Waltham Forest.

The Department for Transport (DfT) announced in April that it had set aside £168million for local authorities to help make roads safer for motorists and cyclists.

From this fund, the council has received a grant of £250,000 and an additional £360,000 from a DfT scheme known as Funding for Winter Damage.

The winter damage allowance will be spent in three areas.

A total of £150,000, has been set aside to resurface Whipps Cross Road in Leytonstone.

Billet Road in Walthamstow will benefit from £110,000, and £80,000 will be spent on Argall Avenue in Leyton. 

Councillor Clyde Loakes, cabinet member for environment, said the funding will allow the council to "get to grips" with potholes.

He added: "At a time when our budgets are being squeezed more than ever, we have really punched above our weight to secure this funding and come out a lot better than many of our neighbouring boroughs.

"This funding will allow us to really get to grips with potholes and other defects on our highways, supplementing our existing programme of road maintenance and allowing us to make the streets safer, more pleasant to use and more visually pleasing."

Road maintenance works have already started in Billet Road, Walthamstow.