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Call to protect roads ahead of Autumn Statement

06/11/2013

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Government to stop squeezing the budgets of local councils ahead of the Autumn Statement on 4 December.

Councils ready for winter

06/01/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published the results of its annual winter readiness survey which show that councils had stockpiled 1.4 million tonnes of gritting salt at the end of October – up from 1.3 million tonnes in 2012.

LGA calls for funding to fix flood-damaged roads

16/01/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Department for Transport (DfT) to create a highways maintenance emergency fund following the recent spate of heavy rain and flooding.

LGA warns against CCTV parking ban

10/04/2014

The Local Government Association (LGA) has warned against plans to ban CCTV parking cameras.

LGA wants fuel duty spent on improving roads

07/07/2014

Investing fuel duty back into road maintenance would allow councils to bring crumbling roads back up to scratch within a decade, the Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed.

Public wants fuel duty spent on fixing roads

12/09/2014

Fuel duty should be reinvested back into local areas to help bring crumbling roads up to scratch, according to the results of a national poll carried out on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA).

RSTA warning over local roads funding

13/07/2015

Reduced government funding of local authorities could lead to further deterioration in the road network, the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has warned.

1.2m tonnes of salt stockpiled for winter

25/11/2015

Local authorities have stockpiled 1.2 million tonnes of salt in readiness for winter, according to a new survey of highways bosses.

LGA wants “reckless” lorry drivers to be fined by councils

01/03/2016

The Local Government Association (LGA) wants local councils to be given the power to fine lorry drivers who career through rural communities and cause damage to country roads.

Two out of five drivers suffer pothole damage

10/03/2016

A survey carried out by the AA has revealed that almost two out of every five drivers had their vehicles damaged by potholes over the past two years.

Winter flooding causes £250m of damage

25/03/2016

Almost £250 million in damage was caused to key infrastructure like roads, bridges, public rights of way, and drainage systems by this winter’s flooding, research carried out by the Local Government Association (LGA) reveals.

LGA: Give councils power to adopt lane rental schemes

15/08/2016

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for councils to be given powers to introduce lane rental schemes in order to minimise disruption caused by roadworks.

Councils ready for winter, LGA survey shows

07/11/2016

Almost half of councils are at the limit of storage capacity when it comes to storing grit in readiness for winter.

LGA warns 2017 could be ‘tipping point’ year for potholes

09/01/2017

Local authorities have warned that 2017 could represent a tipping point for potholes with new analysis showing the repair bill could reach £14 billion within two years. 

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