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Suffolk Highways maintenance contract

July 26, 2022 4:49 PM

hd51 (Photo by Ian Taylor on Unsplash)After planning the subject that seems to raise most complaints locally is the state of our highways. Complaints about timing and quality of work are not unusual

The contract, to do this work has been held by Kier for 10 years, is up for renewal next year.

Opposition councillors 9 including Liberal Democrats, on Suffolk County Council believe the Council should produce an in-house bid for the new Suffolk Highways contract.

Since Kier's arrival, our Council has seen astronomical prices for the maintenance of Suffolk's highways. Some of these prices include £5,000 for a pair of dropped kerbs, £7,500 to cut down a single tree, and £10,000 to design (not build) four humps in a road.

The opposition Group believes an in-house bid from SCC to take back control of Suffolk Highways is needed to get things done. The bid would also provide a necessary benchmark for any competitive bid coming from external companies, making sure Suffolk taxpayers money is not exploited.

We need 3,675 signatures to bring this to debate at the Council. Please sign here (ensure you make your name public, or it won't count!): https://www.petitions.net/for_suffolk_county_council_to_develop_an_in-house_bid_for_suffolk_highways_maintenance