Release Date: 28/03/2017
The deadline for the Community Pavement Repair Fund is this Friday, the Council reminds residents.
If you’d like to see a minor repair carried out to a pavement in your street then now’s the time to say – the deadline for the Community Pavement Repair Fund is midnight on Friday 31 March.
The Fund sees £35k allocated to each of the borough’s 14 villages for pavement repairs. Residents can nominate a pavement where they live that is 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 our Highways and Streetscene annual capital programme. This funding underlines the Council’s commitment to improving the borough street scene. Particularly today (28 March), when a national study published by the Asphalt Industry Alliance, shows that the number of potholes filled in by Councils in England dropped by almost a fifth over the past year – whereas in London alone the repair rate fell by almost half.
After nominations close, 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:
“We are committed to improving roads and pavements across our borough. The Community Pavement Repair Fund underlines that commitment. And, it is more popular than ever. There is still time to have your say. Remember – the more people in a road nominate the same ‘small fix’, the stronger the nomination.”
Updated: 28 March 2017