Derbyshire Conservatives are celebrating the news that 66,756 potholes were repaired during 2018 - roughly triple the number that have previously been fixed by the County Council in a typical year.
The increase follows the Conservatives’ cash injection of £6million into the road maintenance budget after taking control of Derbyshire County Council in May 2017, as part of their commitment to get our roads back on track.
The funding boost has meant that an extra nine road worker gangs have been deployed and new equipment has been purchased.
Commenting, Cabinet Member for Highways, Cllr Simon Spencer said: "This is great news for the people of Derbyshire and is evidence of our really strong commitment to get the County's roads back on track after years of neglect by Labour.
"I'd like to thank our hardworking highways staff for this fantastic achievement. It really is a great improvement on the numbers fixed in previous years. But there's always more we can do, so I'd encourage residents to continue to report any potholes in need of repair on our website."