More than half of those claiming highways defects caused accidents have their claims rejected by Cambridgeshire County Council

13:57 24 April 2014

Archant

More than half the 400 people who claimed against Cambridgeshire County Council for accidents allegedly caused by highway defects have had their claims refused.

A Freedom of Information request shows that 233 of the 400 claims made in the year from April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 were “repudiated”.

But the council says they have so far paid out £55,002 in that period for successful claims with 26 outstanding at the end of the period.

In all 141 claims were settled, reports the council.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

11:50
Taxi sign

Charges are set to rise across a raft of services at Fenland District Council after its Overview and Scrutiny Committee recommended increases set out at its meeting this week.

'Downton Abbey' cannabis factory. Day two of the police operation at the £1milliion Fenland mansion (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller)

Police revealed they have so far found 1,500 cannabis plants inside the ‘Downton Abbey’ Fenland mansion they raided yesterday.

15:02
Emily Bull. Picture: Rebel Heart Photography.

A newsreader for Wisbech station KLFM has been nominated for one of the top awards in radio news.

14:47
Mathilde Tranter.

A girl guide from Leverington is part of a campaign to protect young people from harmful and sexualised content in the mainstream media.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition