Government transport cash welcomed

£238 million has been awarded to Leicestershire from the Government’s Local Transport Fund over a seven year period

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Extra Government money to boost local transport has been welcomed by Leicestershire County Council.

Announced today (Monday), £238 million has been awarded to Leicestershire from the Government’s Local Transport Fund which is available over a seven year period from 2025/26.

Reacting to the news, Councillor Ozzy O’Shea, cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “Roads and transport enable our residents to go about their everyday lives, connecting people with work, shops and health facilities so any extra funding is very welcome.

“What we really need to help us put in a place a long-term, joined up approach is Government confirmation of the yearly funding, and the money available for road maintenance and buses. This is what enables us to put a sustainable plan in place and do the most to help our residents.

“We now need to work through the detail to see how we can make the most of the money.”

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