Release Date: 02 March 2018
Does your road have a pavement in need of minor repairs? There’s still time to nominate it for repair through the Community Pavement Repair Fund.
The Council has set aside £500,000 in 2018/19 to fund community nominated improvements after residents told us, through the Annual Residents Survey, that the condition of pavements was one of their top priorities. You can get involved by nominating a pavement you feel is in need of extra work, nominations will stay open until 9 March 2018.
So far the Council has 1,410 submissions for this year’s fund putting it on track to surpass last year’s 1,556 nominations.
Each of the fourteen villages across the borough will receive £35,000. Funding is provided on top of £500,000 directed towards highway improvements each year. The scheme looks at minor improvements. Work may include replacing damaged paving slabs, blacktop infills or eliminating standing water.
After nominations close on 9 March, Council Highway Engineers will visit nominated areas to review the suggested repairs. Following this, a panel of Engineers and the Council Cabinet Member for Highways, will review the nominations. They will consider each nomination individually, along with how the damage fares on the Council’s pavement assessment system - based on the UK Pavement Management System (UKPMS).
Cllr Buckwell said:
“The Community Pavement Repair Fund has always been popular with our residents, underlying the importance they place in the borough’s environment. If you have a pavement in your road or community which is in need of some improvement over and above general maintenance that you think is worth funding, tell us about it before the 09 March deadline.”
If you have a pavement in need of repair you can nominate it online or by picking up a nomination form in libraries or the Civic Centre.
If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.
Updated: 16 March 2018