Community Roads and Pavements Fund
Help decide how £35,000 is spent in your local area
As part of the Council’s drive to improve the environment of the borough and after listening to comments from its ‘All in One’ consultation, an annual community road and pavement funding pot of £35,000 has been made available for highway maintenance in each of the fourteen village areas in the borough. This sum (in total £490,000) is in addition to the maintenance work being carried out by the Council, and each year local residents will be invited to suggest how the money should be spent in their area.
2013 nominations process has closed
The closing date for nominations was the 1 March 2013.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 funding winners
See the list of winning roads(pdf, 27KB) from last year. All improvement works will be completed by the end of March 2013
How are the final decisions made?
The most frequently mentioned suggestions will be evaluated by highways officers to ensure they are financially viable, practical and do not form part of existing planned work. The final decision will be taken by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Street Scene.
What happens next?
Details of the approved suggestions for each area will be published on the Council web site, in village newsletters and in the local press.
A timescale of process is set out below:
|21 January to 1 March 2013||Residents invited to make suggestions for the allocation of £35,000 in their village area|
|1 March 2013||Closing date for suggestions|
|1 March to end April 2013||Evaluation of suggestions and final decisions on the allocation of funding for each village area|
|May 2013||Approved suggestions for each village area published|
|May 2013 to March 2014||All works completed|
All agreed works for this year will be completed by April 2014.
What repairs and materials will or will not be considered under the scheme?
- Suggestions will need to specify repairs to footways, carriageways and highway drainage only
- Generally material used to undertake the improvements or maintenance will be on a ‘like for like’ basis although you may include suggestions for a ‘betterment’ (upgraded or alternative material) if you feel it is appropriate
- Please do not include defects that should be reported as a hazard and you feel are a danger. Instead, please go to Report a fault on a street.
We will deal with any urgent repairs promptly as part of our normal works.
What areas can I submit a suggestion for?
Residents will only be eligible to make suggestions for the village area they live in. You will be asked to supply your full name, address and postcode in order to make a valid submission - please note that if you do not provide this information your submission will not be valid.
The more support received from the community for a suggestion the more likely it is that it will be approved.
How much do different repairs cost? What can my area get for £35,000?
Whilst residents are not expected to work out the costs of any work the following may be helpful when thinking about your suggestions for how the £35,000 can be spent in your local area.
- Repairing footways with patching and slab paving. For £35,000 you could nominate a footpath in your road that is uneven or has been damaged by trees cracking the pavement. Covering approximately 200 metres, attention would also be given to repairing the kerbs and crossovers.
- Road/carriageway resurfacing (new or patching). For £35,000 you will be able to nominate a road of up to 200 metres in length to be resurfaced or longer lengths to be patched. Resurfacing is considerably more expensive and involves removal of the old upper surface, renewing areas underneath the roads and applying a new upper surface.
- Road resurfacing (using a thin overlay known as micro-asphalt). For £35,000 you would be able to nominate a road of 6-800 metres to be resurfaced using micro-asphalt. Micro-asphalt effectively surface dresses the road but does not add strength. It is however far less expensive, quicker and allows more roads to be resurfaced.
- Renewing a drain (gully). Renewing one drain will cost around £1,000 and involves a small amount of resurfacing the carriageway.
Glossary of terms
|Footway||Hard surface, usually alongside a road. Terms generally used include ‘path’ or ‘pavement’|
|Highway||A main road or thoroughfare|
|Highway drain/gully||A conduit draining the highway|