Over 500 local people in Hertfordshire are waiting to hear about their dropped kerb crossover applications, because Herts County Council decided to stop processing applications in the run-up to the new Highways contract from the 1st October and Ringway, the new contractor has not done the work they should have since then.
The new Ringway contract already has a backlog of work and have admitted that they may take till June to get all the outstanding highways repairs done.
Councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst (Central Watford and Oxhey, Leader of the Opposition) was appalled to hear of yet more delays and commented, “Yet again, it’s a tale of delays and backlog – while the residents, dismissed by the county council as mere ‘customers’, lose out. When are the Conservatives at county hall going to get their act together over the highways farce they have generated?
“The Council are now admitting that it will take 20 weeks, in other words five months, for these people to go through the process and get their crossovers. No-one would accept this from a private workman coming to do to repairs to their property! Yet again Herts County Council are failing local people by not providing the services that they are meant to.