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Hertfordshire County Council to debate 'unacceptable' service from highways contractors Ringway
Hertfordshire politicians are set to discuss the "unacceptable" service the county it is getting from its £40 million a year highways contract.
Opposition Liberal Democrat councillors have put forward a motion at today’s full county council meeting arguing that taxpayers are not getting "value for money".
The group has highlighted delays to road repairs and problems with the council’s pothole reporting system as key issues.
The motion comes after Hertfordshire County Council signed a new contract with Ringway in April last year for between seven and 12 years.
Stephen Giles-Medhurst, leader of the Liberal Democrat group, said, "The service being delivered to local taxpayers is not acceptable. Works are constantly being postponed, the fault reporting systems don't work properly, and taxpayers are not getting value for money.
"The conservatives claim they are investing more money in highways, but local people and County Councillors are seeing less and less work delivered by the contractors. This is not acceptable. This contract needs to be delivered properly or financial penalties put in place so taxpayers start getting value for money from their Council Tax, and decent roadways and lighting".
The motion is due to be debated later today.
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