Barrow and Furness MP Simon Fell is urging local residents to give their thoughts on where Westmorland and Furness Council should be spending funding in regards to local road and transport improvements.

On Monday February 26, the Government announced a £129m boost to Cumbria’s transport network following £289m announced for road remediations the week before.

The MP says he immediately wrote to the two councils in Cumbria outlining priorities for funding which include delivering the Grizebeck bypass, improvements to the A595 and A590 and designing and implementing improvements at Duddon Bridge.

Mr Fell described this funding as ‘game-changing’ giving the county an opportunity a 'once-in-a-generation opportunity' to deliver the improvements which it desperately needs. 

The MP said: "This money is essential to changing the roads we see today. One third of all casework that arrives at my office’s door is about council issues involving potholes, uneven roads and traffic problems.

"Whilst I welcome the redirection of HS2 funds to the Council budget, I think it is important that the people of Barrow and Furness have a say on where this budget is spent.

"That’s why I have created this survey to allow the residents of Barrow & Furness to offer their thoughts and ensure that the Council properly addresses local concerns."

The survey can be found on Simon Fell's website.