Half a million pounds to be plunged into Islington pothole repairs

Potholes such as this one, filled in earlier this year by Haringey Council, must be repaired more qu

Potholes such as this one, filled in earlier this year by Haringey Council, must be repaired more quickly, say the Lib Dems - Credit: Archant

More than half a million pounds has been earmarked for pothole repairs on Islington’s roads.

The council has set aside an extra £550,000 to mend local streets damaged by the snow, ice and rain during the winter.

Cllr Rakhia Ismail, Islington Council’s executive member for sustainability, said: “We have just come through a particularly long and cold winter, which has caused significant extra pothole damage to local roads.

“Our pledge of an extra £550,000 will make roads safer for residents and visitors alike, whether they are cycling or driving.”

The repair programme is expected to start in June.