COUNCIL chiefs have welcomed a funding boost that will allow them to repair potholes in Burton.
The Mail last week revealed that Staffordshire County Council were handed £2,131,285 by the government to help repair roads across the area.
Now, council bosses have spoken for the first time following the cash boost.
Simon Tagg, cabinet support member for transport and connected county, said: “An effective and well maintained road network in Staffordshire is key to bringing jobs and prosperity to the county.
“Any extra boost to tackle problems like potholes is always welcome.
“In welcoming the additional funding, we recognise the need for a more longer term investment in our road network which will be key to the country’s future economic growth during the coming months and years.”