Money for Old Roads!

11 April 2018 – For immediate release

FSB: New cash for road repairs in West Lothian welcomed

The Scottish Government’s release of an additional £10 million worth of funding to local government for road repairs is good news for West Lothian.

Janet Torley, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) East of Scotland Area Leader, said:

“FSB has consistently called for national action to tackle the deteriorating state of our local roads, made worse by this year’s run of bad weather.  The simple truth is that poorly maintained local roads make it more difficult and costly to do business.

“What Scotland needs is strategic long-term solution to the endemic problem of roads maintenance and repair but, in the meantime, the Scottish Government’s announcement of £10 million for investment across Scotland’s local authorities is hugely welcome.

“West Lothian Council already spends higher than the Scottish average on roads maintenance per kilometre, so the promise of additional resources will hopefully see our local roads improved still further.”

ENDS

Notes

 

  1. The Scottish Government announcement can be found here:

https://news.gov.scot/news/extra-gbp-10-million-for-road-maintenance

 

Next LBA meeting on 25 April

The next meeting of the LBA will be on 25th April at 7pm at the Court Residence. We’re hoping to have some feedback from the Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s workshop “Creating health wealth and happiness in your town”, a chat about the new GDPR regulations, a guided tour of the Court Residence and the usual updates on threats and opportunities in the town.

Hope to see you there.

Jon Newey

Chair, LBA

Next meeting 25 April at Court Residence

We had a great evening at taste deli last month. many thanks to Steven for hosting, and thanks to Simon Baldwin for all the latest info about the pros and cons of town-wide wifi systems.

 

The next meeting will be at the Court Residence at 7pm on Wednesday 25th April. Mark it in your diary!