BURY Council has been given £105,000 to fill in 1,900 potholes.

The funding has been made available to councils as part of the Government’s £250 million Pothole Action Fund.

Almost 121,000 potholes will be filled across the North West and four million are scheduled to be repaired in England by 2020/21.

Bury Council is amongst a list of local authorities to receive funding for potholes including neighbouring town’s Bolton, which received £170,000, Manchester was given £209,000, Oldham £137,000, Rochdale £121,000 and Salford £137,000.

Funding has been calculated by the length of adopted highway in each authority.

Council’s in the South West have been given the most money at £8.4 million, with the North East receiving the least at £3 million.

A spokesman for Bury Council said: "Since April 2015, we have completed 2,423 jobs, and there are 2,532 jobs currently outstanding.

“A job can be multiple repairs, either on the pavement or the road, or just a single repair.

"Our allocation of this money was calculated on the size of the local road net-work - Bury makes up around 0.2% of the highway network in England, so our share of the £50m national funding equates to £105k.”

The pothole funding is an additional sum given to the council after Bury Council's highways department received £500,000 at the start of the financial year to undertake all road repairs.

It has been estimated that the £105,000, which is based on £53 per repair, will fix 1981 potholes.

A Bury Council Spokesman added: “We measure the size of the work to be carried out, rather than a number of potholes, when it comes to repairing carriageway repairs.

"We have invested substantially in measures to tackle potholes in the borough and, in this year's budget, have allocated an additional £500,000 for this purpose.

“The 1,981 potholes is merely an indicative figure.”

MP for Bury North David Nuttall said: “I am pleased the government has given Bury their share of the Pothole Fund so more potholes in and around Bury, Ramsbottom and Tottington can be repaired.

“As we have seen, all too tragically, in recent days lives can be lost if cyclists hit a pothole and it is understandable therefore that I and local councillors are frequently contacted by people requesting a particular pothole be filled in.

“The staff at Bury Council do work extremely hard in trying to fill in as many as possible and hopefully this extra funding will help."

Residents are encouraged to report potholes online or by emailing the council who have a policy to repair them within 30 working days.

To report a pothole go to: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11613