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Highways

Committee Members

  • Cllr Nigel Randall (Chair)
  • Cllr Andy Roberts (Vice Chair)
  • Cllr Amanda Davis
  • Cllr Bob Hadley
  • Cllr Lynda Hicks
  • 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.

Local roadworks

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.

Litter Picking

The Council has established a Volunteer Working Party which has enabled residents and members of other local groups to "take responsibility" for a different area of the village and litter pick this area on a regular basis. This is an informal arrangement and there are no fixed intervals but it's hoped that this arrangement will help to keep the main footpaths and verges clear of litter for longer periods throughout the year.

Pupils of Bourton Primary have also agreed to be part of this initiative and often litter pick on The Avenue - we're very grateful to them for their help.

As there are many areas around the village that would benefit, we would be grateful to hear from any residents who would be willing to join in. The more people volunteer, the less each one will have to do as the workload is shared between a larger number of people. If you are willing to join this team, do contact the Council office; in the meantime, thanks to those who have already signed up - you will be making a real difference.

Winter Weather

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:

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/advice/your-home/the-snow-code

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.

Agenda

Click below to view the agenda for the next Highways Committee meeting, which will be displayed when available.

Minutes

Minutes from the most recent Highways Committee meeting can be viewed via the attachment below as soon as they're available:

 

Click on the attachment below to view the Terms of Reference for the Highways Committee:

Terms of Reference File Uploaded: 3 August 2020 180.6 KB