Council DOES spend more on Brid roads

A freedom of information request revealed the figures
A freedom of information request revealed the figures
  • 2006 Beverley - £31,000 Bridlington - £50,000
  • 2007 Beverley - £77,000 Bridlington - No planned maintenance
  • 2008 Beverley - £123,000 Bridlington - £56,000
  • 2009 Beverley - £100,000 Bridlington - £17,000
  • 2010 Beverley - £377,000 Bridlington - £406,000
  • 2011 Beverley - £128,000 Bridlington - £994,000
  • 2012 Beverley - £374,000 Bridlngton - £1,000,000
  • 2013 Beverley - £297,000 Bridlington - £811,000
  • 2014 Beverley - £1,771,000 Bridlington - £1,279,000

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council spends more money on road maintenance in Bridlington than in Beverley the Free Press can reveal.

Between 2006 and 2014 the local authority invested £4,613,000 on planned and reactive road maintenance in Bridlington, and paid £3,278,000 for similar works in Beverley.

It is no secret that roads in Bridlington are not highly regarded by the town’s residents, giving rise to questions as to whether the Council allocates a fair proportion of funding to repairs work in Bridlington as it does to elsewhere in the East Riding. Councillor Andy Burton, portfolio holder for planning, highways, and transportation, said: “The council always strives to use its limited budgets as effectively as possible, to prioritise road 
repairs and maintenance where it is most needed. That work will be carried out wherever it is appropriate across the East Riding.

“The amount we spend in any one year will vary and will depend on the council’s priorities, road conditions and levels of capital investment.”

But Bridlington residents say more could be done to improve the quality of the town’s roads, with many taking to social media to voice concerns.