Opinion: Convincing case for Anlaby Road flyover funding
IT HAS not come at the best of times for Hull City Council.
We are being told the Anlaby Road flyover needs almost £2m spending on it. Concrete is falling off it.
Councillor Martin Mancey, portfolio holder for transport, says he believes his highways department has made a strong, convincing case for central Government funding.
Certainly, Cllr Mancey's department budget will not stretch to cover the full cost in one chunk.
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Instead, repairs would have to be staggered over several years, which would prolong disruption.
According to the Government rhetoric, this country is "all in it together" as it attempts to claw itself out of recession.
Perhaps David Cameron would like to come to the Guildhall to repeat this soundbite?
Hull North MP Diana Johnson recently said the city will have lost £228.36 per person from 2010 to 2015.
Such cuts are significantly deeper than in many other, wealthier parts of the country.
Seen in this context, would anyone begrudge Hull £1.8m for essential work to a key access route?
Time will tell.