In response to Liberal Democrat scrutiny of the Ringway contract and how it is letting down local council tax payers, Conservatives have been forced into action.
As a result of the open letter sent by Liberal Democrat Leader, Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central Watford and Oxhey), senior Ringway officers are now being forced to answer for their actions, and in many cases, inaction. A report on Ringway performance has now been added to the Highways and Transport Panel agenda for February 5th where Ringway representatives will attend and face the music. Cllr Giles-Medhurst has also received assurances that extra resources will be applied in order to catch up with backlog maintenance that the contract failure has caused.
Cllr Giles-Medhurst said “At last we have had a breakthrough, I know several Liberal Democrats and very many individuals have been repeatedly complaining about the Ringway contract and getting stonewalled. By exposing the situation to the press we seem to have finally forced the Conservatives to start dealing with the problems. At the meeting on February 5th the Liberal Democrat team shall be demanding significant improvements in the service to local people.
“I have now been told that Ringway are adding additional resources to the contract, local residents can be assured that I shall be making sure that these extra resources are paid for by Ringway, not local people who are already paying over the odds for a second class service”.