Court backs coun­cil af­ter Amey re­fused to use up-to-date list of crum­bling streets

Birmingham Post - - FRONT PAGE -

ROADS across Birm­ing­ham were left un­re­paired be­cause coun­cil con­trac­tor Amey ig­nored any­thing not on an out-of-date list.

This week the city coun­cil claimed a Court of Ap­peal vic­tory in a four-year le­gal wran­gle to force the main­te­nance con­trac­tor to fix roads that it re­fused to touch.

The com­pany signed a £2.7 bil­lion deal in 2010 to look af­ter the road net­work.

Ste­wart Stacey, Birm­ing­ham City Coun­cil cab­i­net mem­ber for roads, said Amey should now get to work on de­liv­er­ing the re­pairs tax­pay­ers ex­pected.

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