Community Roads and Pavements Fund
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.
The 2013 nominations process has closed and 30 roads and pavements have now been selected.
Each village had a five week window to submit their ideas, and responses included complaints about potholes, trip hazards caused by uneven pavements and problems with tree roots.
All the suggestions have now been evaluated and the work is already underway, on top of the annual roads and footpaths maintenance programme, which will see 72 pieces of repair. View the full Annual Maintenance list(pdf, 116KB).
|Barnes||Vine Road||Bollards & verge/drainage|
|East Sheen||Grosvenor Gardens||Footway & carriageway|
|East Sheen||Gilpin Avenue||Footway & carriageway|
|Ham & Petersham||Ham Street||Footways|
|Ham & Petersham||Sandy Lane||Carriageway|
|Ham & Petersham||Petersham Road||Carriageway|
|Hampton Hill||Uxbridge Road||Footway|
|Hampton Hill||Links View Road||Footway|
|Hampton||Douai Grove||Footway & carriageway|
|Hampton Wick||Vicarage Road||Footway|
|Mortlake||North Worple Way||Carriageway|
|Richmond||Friars Stile Road||Footway|
|St Margarets||Broadway Avenue||Carriageway|
|Strawberry Hill||Strawberry Hill Close||Footway|
The fund will reopen for nominations in January 2014.
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com.
2012 funding winners
See the list of winning roads(pdf, 27KB) from last year. All improvement works were 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.
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.
|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|