Where we are and where we will be

Where we are and where we will be
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Thursday, 14 February 2008

Keeping us on the move

We announced today Edinburgh Labour’s proposals for a new team to assist the work of the Road works concordat signed by the previous Labour Administration and the Utility companies. This is part of the Edinburgh Labour alternative Budget for Edinburgh

The Concordat has been a success but we need to do more to get the road re-instatements to the standards we all want to see. This team, paid for through the fines now available to us and based on a model devised by Devon County Council, will allow us to inspect more reinstatements and ensure that the few companies still not complying are pushed that bit harder

It is good that 1600 specific inspections will be completed this financial year along with another 1000 cores are being extracted to measure the depth of materials to ensure compliance with the standards. The pass rate for inspections has improved as has the pass rates for coring. It’s important however to keep the pressure up and so we propose to use a model developed in Devon where they use the fines from bad re-instatements to fund an inspection team. We know that progress has been made but it’s important that the citizens know that we are increasing inspections and making sure that those who don’t comply pay so the city as a whole benefits.

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1st Wed @ Piershill Library, 30 Piershill Terrace.
2nd Wed @ Craigentinny Community Centre, Loaning Rd.
3rd Wed @ Duddingston Primary School, Duddingston Rd.

All 7:15pm -7:45pm

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