Roads repairs ‘fairness’ call

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OPPOSITION Lib Dem councillors in Sheffield have criticised the city council’s ruling Labour group for failing to back a commitment for the £2 billion highways revamp to be carried out ‘fairly’ across all areas.

A ‘fairness pledge’ was proposed by Lib Dem councillors at a meeting of the full council.

They said because residents whose streets are repaired last fear they will not receive work of the same quality as those revamped first.

Coun Andrew Sangar, chairman of the council’s South-West Community Assembly and councillor for Fulwood, said: “We don’t want another repeat of the Decent Homes programme, where the first areas received gold-plated improvements, while those at the back on the queue had a lower standard.”