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Information on your highways.

Background

This scheme provides County Councillors and Parish Councils with access to a mobile two-man Highway Crew who will undertake highway maintenance activities for their constituency. The scheme runs between April and November. The highway maintenance activities can be to:

  • clean sign faces and bollard reflectors
  • straighten sign posts, verge posts/bollards
  • clear drainage gully grill and grips
  • prune/strim overhanging & intrusive vegetation
  • tidy up footways (vegetation siding and re-bed loose slabs/setts)
  • reset loose kerbs and gully grills
  • fill small holes in road/footway

How it works

County Councillors and Parish Councils identify the length of road and highway maintenance activities to their

Local Highway Manager (LHM). The LHM creates a schedule of prioritised work for the Community Maintenance Gang. The Community Maintenance Gang will focus on the schedule of work but can also raise additional work on site for approval from the Local Highways Manager.

The benefits

This scheme helps to:

  • engage with County Councillors and Parish Councils about their local highway issues;
  • meet local demand for basic maintenance activities;
  • maintain a rolling programme of maintenance activity between April and November.       

Type of Route

Lawful Users

Length (miles)

Public 

Footpaths

Walkers and people with disabilities

2,840

Public Bridleways

Walkers, people with disabilities, cyclists and horse riders

533

Restricted Byways

Any form of transport that doesn't have a motor

132

Byways Open  to All Traffic

Any form of transport, including cars (mainly used by walkers and horse riders

4

Significance to Gloucestershire

In Gloucestershire we recognise the importance of public rights of way and the opportunities they provide for public access. In such a large and mainly rural county, the path network allows people to enjoy the beautiful countryside in which many live and work, as well as to travel from place to place for work or school without having to use the car. 

In addition, through tourism and local use, the recreational path network helps the local economy to generate income for rural businesses, while functional routes - to schools, workplaces and local

Page updated: 18/10/2021 Page updated by: GCC

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