The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council has praised chancellor Phillip Hammond’s October budget.

The budget included extra funding for roads, social care and for schools, with the invesment coming following Prime Minister Theresa May’s annoucement that ‘austerity is over’.

RBWM, the Prime Minister’s constituency, said they were pleased to see the extra funding and that the budget made would help support the borough’s high streets.

A spokeswoman for RBWM said: “We are pleased to see extra funding announced for schools and pothole repairs, which will enhance our current programme of roads investment.

“The additional funding allocated for social care for both adults and children will help us to further support some of our most vulnerable residents over the coming months.

“Finally the business rate relief for small businesses will also help support some of the many independent cafes, shops and restaurants across the borough and we are intending to apply for the Future High Streets Fund to gain further funding for our high streets.”