Improve highways and the environment

The upkeep of our highways and environment are vital in keeping our communities connected and safe on the move. It is also essential to our local economy. Local Councils and community groups are already stepping up by helping the County Council look after 2,600 miles of roads and over 1800 miles of rights of way. This can include:

  • Co-ordinating volunteer gritters.
  • Doing minor works on low speed roads.
  • Applying to the Local Highways Improvement Initiative for new highway developments.  Some have independently funded improved signing, road markings, speed limit changes and increased parking controls in their community
  • Cutting grass, clearing verges and vegetation.
  • Maintaining signs and rights of way - often enhancing the standard offer and adding extra value.

Getting involved

Community Highways Volunteering Scheme

The Community Highways Volunteering Scheme allows Parishes, Towns and community groups to undertake small scale routine maintenance activities within their own communities, such as:

  • Litter picking
  • Cutting back vegetation
  • Cleaning signs 
  • Siding of footpaths

Two information packs (one for Cambridge City and one for the rest of the county) have been created to help you learn more about the scheme and arrange to get involved:

Please also find some useful Frequently Asked Questions about our scheme: