COUNTY Hall is giving a £2.1m boost to motorists and pedestrians with a drive to improve Cheshire’s roads and pavements.
The money has been saved from a budget which funds the amount of waste going to landfill. The amount is forecast to be down by more than 50,000 tonnes this year – and the 20% drop makes the £2.1m available.
Money will now be spent repairing mainly estate and rural roads and pavements and it is hoped the work will take place before the end of March.
“There has been a significant fall in the amount of rubbish we are having to landfill,” said Cllr Andrew Needham.
“There are two main reasons. Recycling has more than doubled to 65% and there have also been further improvements in kerbside recycling by the district councils.”
Total amounts going to the six districts include: Vale Royal £381,000: Ellesmere Port & Neston £211,000, Chester £401,000, and Crewe & Nantwich £338,000.