by Jack Williams on 15 August, 2016
Last year Gloucestershire County Council trialled a new initiative called the Lengthsman scheme, a mobile two-man Highways crew. In 2016/17 this was expanded to provide Lengthsman to every council member for three weeks in the year on a rotational basis.
The trial has shown that Lengthsmen are best focused on a range of basic Highways activities along a defined length of road, and
Lengthsmen crews are encouraged to be proactive on site and carry out other jobs they see which need doing, and to engage
with members and parish councillors on site.
Cllr Jack Williams said “The scheme is a great opportunity to get the smaller jobs done that often get over looked compared to bigger projects”
The priority activities for Lengthsmen along a defined length of road are to fill small holes in road / footway, clean sign faces and bollard reflectors, straighten sign posts, verge posts / bollards, clear drainage gully grills and grips, prune / strim overhanging & intrusive vegetation, tidy up footways (vegetation siding and rebed loose slabs / setts), reset loose kerbs and gully grills.
“I want to make sure that the people of Churchdown have their say in our village. Churchdown is a great place but I am sure there are areas such as footpaths or pavements that people would like to see improved. I want to hear your thoughts on areas that you feel need this schemes work most” added Cllr Jack Williams
The scemes next allocated week in Churchdown is the week commencing the 5th September. You can get in contact with Cllr Williams via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cllrjackwilliams2 Comments