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Tuesday August 21st 2018

Fairer Funding for Surrey’s roads – Sign the House of Commons Petition.

The link below is a petition Surrey County Council has raised on the House of Commons website to try and get more funding for Surrey’s roads. Please add your name if you agree with it and feel free to share it with anyone else you think may be interested.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/217930

The petition calls upon the Government to reform the Fairer Funding Formula to ensure there is enough money for road repair and up-keep. The current method for calculating the grant for such work unfairly penalises Surrey. The calculation should give more weight to traffic flow and level of usage.

Surrey has almost 3,500 miles of roads with over 4.8 million miles travelled on those roads per year. The grant received by Surrey from the Government is about £4,000 per million vehicle miles travelled. A Neighbouring county has a figure of £5,500 per million vehicle miles travelled.

The recent Pothole Fund announced by the Government which uses the same formula saw Surrey get £1.8m, whereas one of our neighbouring counties received £2.9m, and a quiet west country area was given £4.4m

 

At 10,000 signatures…

At 10,000 signatures, the government will respond to this petition

At 100,000 signatures…

At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament