Recent News

  • How HCC Pick the Roads to Resurface

    Explanation of how HCC make decisions on which roads to resurface  To get the best from the available budget, we use a data-driven asset management approach to start the process but this is always tempered by the judgement and experience of our engineers.  We carry out a condition survey on all our roads once a year (in…

  • National recognition for improving condition of Hertfordshire’s roads

    A survey of the condition of the nation’s roads has established that Hertfordshire is equal to or better than the national average in all categories assessed. Over the past 4 years “A” roads have improved from 8% requiring attention to 3%. “B&C” roads have improved from 17% to 6%. Unclassified roads are 2% better than…

  • Youth Connections : Young People Make a Difference

    County Cllr Ralph Sangster (Cabinet member for Highways) attended a Youth Connections “Social Action Day” in Three Rivers. A team of young volunteers renovated a garden and erected equipment at a local social centre. All the materials had been donated by local firms and businesses. Youth Connections is now delivering youth work projects and programmes,…

  • Ringway Contract Extension

    Ringway’s term contract requires them to deliver the following services in accordance with Hertfordshire County Council’s requirements: Maintain the Highway in a safe and serviceable Condition by: Repairing Potholes, fixing trip hazards and repairing street lighting defects under the Cat 1 service. Mitigate the impact of Cat 1 defects by investing in Cat 2 repairs within…

  • Hertfordshire gritters are ready as Met Office issues snow warning

    As the winter weather has well and truly arrived in Hertfordshire – with the potential for snow at the weekend – highway maintenance contractor Ringway and Herts County Council have been gearing up for the gritting season ahead. Ralph Sangster, Herts County Council’s executive member for highways, said: “We have 58 gritting lorries ready to…

  • WRVS Site in the Bury: Motion to abandon development defeated

    The Liberal Democrat administration at Three Rivers with the support of the Labour Group defeated a Conservative motion at the Policy and Resources Committee meeting on the 12 June to abandon the proposed redevelopment of the old WRVS site in the Bury . Over 150 local residents opposed to the development crammed the Council Chamber.…

  • TRDC Exceeded their ‘net cost of district services’ Budgets by an average of 6.5% for the past 8 years.

    It is concerning that the Liberal Democrat County Council Candidate for Rickmansworth West and Chairman of the Audit committee was unable to recognise the figures published in the March InTouch (copy available from here). The figures provided by the Finance Department at TRDC and recently reconfirmed as accurate show that the Liberal Democrat administration have…

  • Motion on Abbots Langley Carpark

    Dear Residents of Abbots Langley I am very sympathetic to your concerns over this motion as I am to the concerns of the residents of Rickmansworth to the imminent imposition of charges in the town’s car parks. I suggest however that you address your remarks to the leader of the Council Cllr Sarah Bedford who in recent…

  • Controversial location proposed for temporary homeless accommodation

    Three Rivers District Council has proposed using the site of the existing RVS Hall in the Bury as a homeless hostel. They intend building a temporary structure of 17 modular units capable of housing over 100 homeless people on a site the size of two tennis courts. Local Conservative Councillors voted against the proposal when…

  • HS2 Update from the front line

    Herfordshire County Council have obtained substantial safeguards and assurances from HS2. Hertfordshire County Council in March of this year petitioned the House of Lords objecting to the HS2 proposals in and around West Hyde and Maple Cross. In a last minute flurry of activity prior to the House of Lords select committee hearing scheduled for…