A LOCAL councillor has welcomed the news that roads in the Sunnyhurst area of Darwen are to be resurfaced.

Coun Dave Smith was responding to an announcement from Blackburn with Darwen Council that Earnsdale Avenue had been added to roads set to be fixed. Other roads in Sunnyhurst in the council’s announcement of more than 45 roads to be repaired include Bright Street, Carley Street, Everton Street, School Street and Tockholes Road.

Coun Smith said: “I am really pleased about it. It is not just a quick fix either they will do a proper job.

“Earnsdale Avenue is the worst street in Sunnyhurst for potholes at the moment.”

He added: “It is on the schedule now for 2014/15 so it should be done before the end of March next year.”