It’s all going to pot ... and that’s good news for drivers!

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WAR has been declared on winter-scarred roads and pavements around Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs and beyond.

The council has produced a war chest of £867,000 to tackle the district’s potholes.

Bosses have vowed to tackle the worst of the cracks, craters and potholes around the district.

The announcement has been welcomed by motorists.

Some of the funding, around £510,000, will come from a £7.3million programme to improve roads across East Dunbartonshire. The rest will come from the annual budget set aside to tackle potholes.

Council chiefs have also launched a Pothole Action Plan.

The £7.3million roads budget was unveiled last week and takes in a raft of projects including resurfacing work, bridge work, roadside drainage work and street lighting improvements.

David Devine, the council’s head of roads and neighbourhood services, told the Herald: “With the worst of winter hopefully behind us, we have launched our Pothole Action Plan for extensive repair of potholes in towns and villages across East Dunbartonshire.”

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the council’s development and infrastructure committee, said: “We’re going in the right direction.

“It’s not going to solve the problems overnight, but we are doing what we can.”

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