Agendas - Highways Committee meeting agendas can be viewed here.
Minutes - Highways Committee meeting minutes can be viewed here.
- Cllr Andy Roberts (Chairman)
- Cllr Nigel Randall (Vice-Chairman)
- Cllr Bob Hadley
- Cllr Martin Macklin
- Cllr Len Wilkins
- Cllr Bill Wragge
The Highways Committee is responsible for issues relating to Public Footpaths and Highways adopted by Gloucestershire County Council.
GCC has published an interactive map to view Public Rights of Way which can be found here.
Traffic related matters
We have an ongoing dialogue with Glos. Highways' Area Manager and the schedule for discussion changes as new issues issues arise and older issues are actioned. The regular meetings have been extremely helpful, and we're grateful to Glos. Highways for the time they have taken in trying to find a solution to the various problems.
Various actions are being progressed although these naturally take time, particularly in light of further budget cuts that GCC are required to make.
Any general highways-related issues which crop up on a day to day basis (such as blocked gullies, new pot-holes, street lights out etc) can be reported by residents direct to Glos. Highways on the central switchboard number 08000 514514.
GCC often has a number of roadworks scheduled in and around Bourton. For details of these and other roadworks that are likely to affect the local community please refer to our Local Roadworks page or alternatively the latest information issued by GCC is available on GCC's web-site.
The Parish Council has joined forces with the countryside charity CPRE Gloucestershire in recruiting volunteers to take part in The North Cotswolds Clean-up. Many residents have already signed up and if you would like to join this campaign too please contact the Assistant Clerk to be put in touch with our local group co-ordinator, Sue Roberts, for more information.
The following arrangements are in place to tackle winter weather in Bourton.
GCC will arrange for the primary roads in the village to be gritted and cleared of snow, as and when necessary. A stock of grit and grit spreading equipment is held by the Parish Council to be made available to residents and businesses for clearing public pavements and footpaths as required. The equipment will be loaned out to residents as and when necessary and we would ask that the equipment is returned promptly after use. This grit is not to be used on private land, and residents should make their own provision in this respect.
Contrary to many people’s understanding there are no laws which prevent you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your homes or from public areas. However, it’s obvious that this should be done responsibly and with due care for yourself and for others. The following link to The Met Office provides further information as to the safe clearance of snow and ice:
The grit bins around the village will be filled by GCC ahead of the winter months but, once empty, the Council will be responsible for re-stocking. Our stocks are limited and these must therefore only be used for spreading grit on public footpaths and pavements. Residents are asked to respect this and not take grit from these bins for use on their own land.
If bad weather arrives, we’d also ask residents to help any vulnerable neighbours and do what they can to ensure they have help with path clearing, or delivering shopping etc, wherever possible.
You can find out which roads and pavements your County Council grits in icy or snowy weather here.