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Potholes force Milton Keynes council tax hike

Potholes caused by the bad weather have led a council in Milton Keynes to step-up its intended council tax increase by a third to pay for their repair.

A 1.5% council tax hike had been expected to be agreed at a meeting at Milton Keynes Council on Tuesday night.

However, at the meeting councillors decided to increase it by a further 0.5% to pay for road resurfacing.

The extra revenue, estimated to be between £400,000 to £500,000, will pay for the most urgent repairs.

Council leader Sam Crooks said it was facing a large repair bill as Milton Keynes' infrastructure begins to age.

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