Waltham Forest Council has received two sets of funding from the Department for Transport

Road resurfacing works underway in Billet Road, Walthamstow

Road resurfacing works underway in Billet Road, Walthamstow

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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.

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2:10pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Don't Give Up says...

Once again the north part of the borough is being ignored as a priority.
How ironic that Leytonstone is receiving the major share and it so happens Cllr. Loakes represents a Leytonstone Ward,
Once again the north part of the borough is being ignored as a priority. How ironic that Leytonstone is receiving the major share and it so happens Cllr. Loakes represents a Leytonstone Ward, Don't Give Up
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2:22pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Perhaps they got more funding because the roads in this borough are in a bad state of repair, due to waisting and loosing money elsewhere.
Perhaps they got more funding because the roads in this borough are in a bad state of repair, due to waisting and loosing money elsewhere. Thunderbird4
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2:27pm Tue 8 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Many potholes could have been filled with the tons of asphalt used for speed humps and tables. How much does it spend on this?

IDS was asking for speed tables down Chingford Lane, because they say there will soon be an accident from speeding vehicles. If the council trimmed back the trees covering the road signs, then perhaps motorists might take more care.
Many potholes could have been filled with the tons of asphalt used for speed humps and tables. How much does it spend on this? IDS was asking for speed tables down Chingford Lane, because they say there will soon be an accident from speeding vehicles. If the council trimmed back the trees covering the road signs, then perhaps motorists might take more care. Thunderbird4
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5:47pm Tue 8 Jul 14

stickmanny says...

Thunderbird4 wrote:
Many potholes could have been filled with the tons of asphalt used for speed humps and tables. How much does it spend on this?

IDS was asking for speed tables down Chingford Lane, because they say there will soon be an accident from speeding vehicles. If the council trimmed back the trees covering the road signs, then perhaps motorists might take more care.
No chance. Solution is obvious:

1. Paint 20mph signs on the road
2. Enforce them
3. Job done
[quote][p][bold]Thunderbird4[/bold] wrote: Many potholes could have been filled with the tons of asphalt used for speed humps and tables. How much does it spend on this? IDS was asking for speed tables down Chingford Lane, because they say there will soon be an accident from speeding vehicles. If the council trimmed back the trees covering the road signs, then perhaps motorists might take more care.[/p][/quote]No chance. Solution is obvious: 1. Paint 20mph signs on the road 2. Enforce them 3. Job done stickmanny
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12:21pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Thunderbird4 says...

Who is legally responsible and able, for stopping speeding vehicles and enforcing the speed limit - police or council?
Who is legally responsible and able, for stopping speeding vehicles and enforcing the speed limit - police or council? Thunderbird4
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