DEVON County Council will receive £3.6 million of Government cash to repair potholes on the county s roads. The Department for Transport has confirmed that the money – a share of £100m announced by the previous Government in March – will not be cut by the

DEVON County Council will receive £3.6 million of Government cash to repair potholes on the county's roads.

The Department for Transport has confirmed that the money - a share of £100m announced by the previous Government in March - will not be cut by the new Conservative-Lib Dem coalition Government.

The county council is currently carrying out a £7million programme of repairs on its 8,000-mile highway network to deal with the damage caused by the harsh winter.

Around 70,000 potholes have been filled since the start of the year and more than 30,000 since April.

Lat year, the council filled 85,000 potholes - four times the amount fixed during a normal year.

Potholes and safety defects can be reported online at www.devon.gov.uk or by telephoning 0845 1551004.