Derbyshire highway repairs budget pledge

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OPPOSITION Labour members have pledged to raise road maintenance spending in Derbyshire by taking 
£1 million from a fund providing grants to community groups if they seize control of Derbyshire County Council at the May elections.

The Tory-run council is cutting highways spending by £1.9m over the next 12 months due to Government funding cuts, and will also reduce the winter gritting budget by £1m.

Coun Anne Western, opposition Labour group leader, said: “We will put emergency funding into road repairs.”