Local Councils are already stepping up by helping the County Council look after 2,600 miles of roads and over 1800 miles of rights of ways by co-ordinating volunteer gritters, doing minor works on low speed roads and applying to the Local Highways Improvement Initiative. Some have independently funded improved signing, road markings, speed limit changes and increased parking controls. Local Councils are also cutting grass, clearing verges and vegetation, maintaining signs and rights of way often enhancing the standard offer and adding extra value. The County Council can help with training, equipment, and, in some cases materials and devolved budgets.
If you and your Parish or Town Council can help with any of this work to improve your community, please do get in touch with us.