BARNSLEY Council’s pledge to spend millions of pounds on repairing the town’s pothole-ridden roads does not go far enough and more locations should be targeted, a councillor has urged.

Ruling cabinet members signed off on the highways capital programme earlier this month which includes more than £20m for worst-hit roads.

However, although Coun Hannah Kitchen’s Penistone West ward features heavily, some key parts missed out - much to motorists’ dismay.

“I get so many complaints about the terrible state of our main road through Penistone and I’m pleased it is getting sorted, but I submitted an extensive list of roads in desperate need of resurfacing and sadly they are not all on the list,” she told the Chronicle.

“This needs addressing urgently.”

Coun James Higginbottom, cabinet spokesperson for environment and highways, added: “Over the next three years, we’re delivering significant investment right across the borough - fixing our roads, investing in our communities and unlocking economic opportunities.”