Wiltshire Council has thanked Ringway and its staff after the highways maintenance contract for Wiltshire ended on 31 March.
Throughout the past seven years, it says Ringway has been a key partner to the council, keeping Wiltshire moving by maintaining roads and footways, undertaking emergency maintenance to the highways, gritting the county’s road network – and so much more.
Ringway has supported the council on several emergency responses, most recently during the COVID-19 pandemic, when the Ringway teams worked in challenging conditions to keep the highways network running, ensuring that emergency services, key workers and vital deliveries could travel safely. Ringway also played a key role in the 2018 Novichok response in Salisbury and Amesbury, working at short notice to help keep residents and emergency services safe.
Its Parish Stewards have played a key role in communities across Wiltshire, and it has also installed more than 45,000 LED streetlights, which has helped the council’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Cllr Caroline Thomas, Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “
As the seven-year Ringway contract comes to a close, I’d like to thank all their staff who have worked so hard on behalf of Wiltshire residents.
The Ringway crews have helped us to keep Wiltshire moving during periods of extreme weather, rain, shine or snow, and also helped us greatly during challenging times for the county. I’d like to thank them all for their efforts throughout the term of the contract.
I know that many Ringway staff will be joining our new contractor Milestone Infrastructure and look forward to their continued support in delivering our Business Plan objectives for Wiltshire.“
Mitesh Solanki, Managing Director, Ringway Infrastructure Services, said: “
Ringway is proud and privileged to have served the council and communities of Wiltshire for the past seven years, and before a short break, it was 14 years prior to that.
“Our teams thoroughly enjoyed keeping highways and byways open for use through any severe weather event that was presented to us, the primary aim being to satisfy all the customers and communities we served.
We are pleased to be able to leave a legacy of a highly motivated and skilled workforce to assist in our social value drive within Wiltshire.
We wish Wiltshire and all our transferring employees every success in the future and trust the team will continue to provide an excellent service as they have done to date, with pride.“
(Picture – Ringway)