War declared on potholes and pock-marked pavements

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COUNCIL chiefs have agreed a seven-figure sum to help resurface local routes.

Aid worth £5.765m will help to nurse roads and paths – decimated by one of the harshest winters in a century – back to health.

The bumper war chest will also be used for traffic calming and other measures. Areas to benefit include Kirkintilloch, Bishopbriggs, Lenzie, Twechar, Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie and Torrance.

This week’s Herald has a full round-up of every site where money is being spent.

Council leader Rhondda Geekie said: “Large pieces of our road network are getting to the point where they would really benefit from being replaced. Unfortunately we are not able to do them all, but every year we are putting more money into the capital work.”

However, a row has broken out over the progress of a council group set up to investigate potholes.

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