Blocked street drain and double yellow lines

Local Roads

What’s gone wrong with essential local services?

Why do our roads literally crumble away every winter?

The reason is this government’s relentless pressure on council funding. An astonishing 20% of councils, including scores of Conservative-run administrations, now say they’re in imminent danger of bankruptcy. Potholes are very visible, but they’re just the canary in the coal mine.

The Lib Dems support the Local Government Association’s call for an extra £4 billion over two years, which is relatively cheap for something with such a huge daily impact. This government isn’t cutting costs - it’s cutting corners.

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