Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Roads and Local Transport, visited the Skipton Highways Depot on Friday 5 January, where he met with colleagues from NY Highways and North Yorkshire Council’s highways department.
As well as visiting the depot, the minister also wanted to see how a pothole is repaired, and was shown a live repair on Kirk Lane, Embsay.
The purpose of the visit was to understand how the £9m of additional highways funding from the government will benefit North Yorkshire and its residents. More information on the funding is available here: £9m extra to be invested in North Yorkshire’s roads | North Yorkshire Council
The minister was impressed with the efficiency and dedication of the team, and also delighted to receive a NY Highways branded notebook and pen from Ross Turner.
Thank you to all the staff involved for making the visit a success!
Some photos from the visit are below, courtesy of Ross Turner (NY Highways Operations Manager), Brian Stanforth (NY Highways Head of Operations) and James Sherwood (North Yorkshire Council Communications Business Partner):