Release Date: 05/04/2017
The deadline has now passed and over 1,500 residents have submitted an application for the Council’s annual Community Pavement Repair Fund.
The Fund sees £35k allocated to each of the borough’s 14 villages for pavement repairs. Throughout March, residents have been nominating pavements where they live that are in need of extra work.
The innovative repairs programme is on top of the £4.5m the Council invests in pavement and road improvements as part of its Highways and Streetscene annual capital programme. This funding underlines the Council’s commitment to improving the borough street scene.
Over the next few weeks, Council Highway Engineers will visit nominated areas to review the suggested repairs. Council Officers along with Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, Cllr Peter Buckwell, will select the winning pavements. The results will be announced in June.
Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Streetscene, Cllr Peter Buckwell, said:
“Yet again the Community Pavement Repair Fund has become more popular than ever. We are now going through all the submissions and looking first at those areas where multiple people have nominated the same issue. Then, officers will visit each area and together we will select those ‘pavement small fixes’ most in need. Thank you to all those residents who took part and watch this space for an announcement in the next few months.”
Updated: 28 April 2017