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Demanding Action on Hertfordshire's Highways

March 21, 2016 12:30 PM
roadworksThe Liberal Democrat County Group will be bringing the following motion to Herts County Council tomorrow (Tuesday 22 March) demanding action on Highways contractor, Ringway's record.
"This Council is dissatisfied with the many failures in the highways service, such as:
  • delays in carrying out work, with routine slippage into subsequent years
  • lack of responsiveness from many highways and contractor staff
  • Ringway's failure to carry out the basic housekeeping, including drain clearance, maintenance of signage, litter picking on high speed roads, that has given rise to the emergency programme announced recently
  • faults being marked as closed despite the issues not being fixed
  • fault reports being downgraded and left unfixed even when they are serious defects
  • fault reports being left in some cases for well over a year as "awaiting for assessment"
  • failure to deal with flooding problems and blocked gullies speedily or at all
  • occasions of inadequate notification and engagement with local members
and calls for an all-party review on how to reorganise the service to deliver a more reactive, robust and cost-effective service to Hertfordshire residents."