Lib Dem call for urgent review of highways satisfaction gets unanimous support

June 29, 2016 3:44 PM

Pot holePerformance of the county's highways contractor 'Amey' came under fierce attack by the Liberal Democrats at the County Council today following the release of surveys showing satisfaction levels amongst both county councillors and Parish Councils being well below par.

Using a 1 to 5 rating system, the score for county councillor satisfaction with the highways service was 2.95. Parish Council satisfaction levels was even lower at a mere 2.41.

Councillors from all parties at Shire Hall gave their unanimous support to a Lib Dem call to review the poor satisfaction scores.

Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Cllr. Paul Hodgkinson (Bourton and Northleach) who led the call said:

"In sounding like a broken record, I hope I've finally got the message across that these satisfaction levels for road repairs need to improve. In supporting our motion, the Conservatives are admitting that more needs to be done to raise such levels.

"They've criticised themselves over the state of our roads and it goes without saying that they are the ones who have been in charge for eleven years. So they need to get their act together.

"Enough is enough".

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Highways and Flood, Cllr. Chris Coleman (LD: St Mark's and St Peter's) who spoke in support of the motion said:

"I'm delighted that cross-party support has been given and that the Council's Environment and Community Scrutiny will now conduct a detailed analysis of these satisfaction levels and for this to be reported back to council in December.

"The message is simple - sort out the state of our county's roads and satisfaction levels amongst members and Parish Councils will improve".