Help Mark Fix Our Roads

Dear Neighbour,

I know the state of some of our roads across Bolsover aren't good enough, but I'm working hard to get them back into shape. I'm reporting hundreds of potholes a week, making resurfacing requests for our worst roads, pushing Minister for more funding in Westminster, and I am in constant dialogue with Cllr Charlotte Cupit, Cabinet Member for Highways at Derbyshire County Council. 

The County Council are determined to fix things and have boosted their resources to carry out more repairs. They have up to 25 reactive teams who have been filling nearly 2,500 potholes a week since the start of the year - with many teams out seven days a week. 

I've already helped secure £7+ million of additional funding for potholes from the Government and because I helped get HS2 cancelled the Government is investing more money in our local road network with a further £176 million over ten-years allocated from HS2 savings. I am pushing for this money to be delivered across our constituency as quickly as possible. 

The new East Midlands Mayor will also have a new £1.5 billion budget to help fix our roads and upgrade local infrastructure. That's why I'm backing Ben Bradley as he has years of experience delivering for our region and we can work closely together to deliver more investment into our roads. 

I'll continue to report potholes on behalf of local residents or when I'm out and about myself, but I can't see every single pothole. That's why I'm asking for your help!

Let me know which roads in your area have potholes and I'll work with the County Council to get them fixed.

Best wishes, 

Mark

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Did you know Derbyshire County Council will receive £176 million of additional funding to fix our potholes over ten-years from savings allocated from cancelling HS2?
Did you know the new East Midlands Mayor (who we elect in May) will receive a £1.5billion budget for our roads, infrastructure, and transport?
Do you agree with Mark that fixing our roads should be the number one priority locally right now? If no, please state your number one priority.
Do you know that you can report potholes via the Derbyshire County Council website here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/roads-traffic/road-maintenance/potholes/potholes.aspx

News

Pothole Campaign - South Normanton

Busy week across the constituency speaking to residents on the doorsteps, delivering leaflets updating you on my work, and reporting potholes across the patch. 

Creswell Potholes

Two areas of concern in Creswell have been the Model Village junction with Elmton Road and the Elmton Road junction with Dover Street (opposite the Spar), as well as the one at the junction of Skinner Street (not pictured).

Potholes and Road Conditions

Potholes

I’ve received a number of emails and calls regarding the state of our roads locally, which is completely understandable as they are in a poor state.

Potholes in Heath

Last month whilst out in Heath, I reported a number of potholes on Heather Avenue and wrote to Derbyshire County Council to request road maintenance work. I have now heard back from Cllr Cupit, Cabinet Member for Transport, who has advised that;

Pinxton Potholes

I’m out in Pinxton speaking to residents about your issues. Please stop me and say hello if you see me

I’ve reported the potholes on Hawthorne road, and will post updates on here as they come up.

Portland St in Clowne and Potholes

Just been out and about speaking to residents on Portland Street in Clowne - reported this pothole to Derbyshire County Council. Met some really lovely people and enjoyed chatting - looking forward to getting back into the shade now though !

Winter Potholes causing problems throughout Bolsover

This week, I have written to Cllr Athwal, Cabinet Member for Highways at Derbyshire County Council, to request that a number of roads across the constituency be included in the capital works programme.