Extra £500k for maintenance in Norfolk

Norfolk County Council is set to approve an extra £500,000 for highways maintenance this year following costs cuts in other departments at the authority.

The new funding will boost highways maintenance spending in the region to £4m during this financial year.

Ian Mackie, Norfolk County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance, said: “I am very pleased that the County Council has met its savings targets for 2011/12.

“The role of the County Council in these difficult times is more important than ever in terms of injecting one-off investment into infrastructure therefore enabling growth.

“Our sound financial management places us in the position to be able to propose a number of one-off financial measures, particularly focused on longer term economic growth and highways investment.”

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