Decision Maker: Highways and Transport Committee
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To receive a report on the Annual Performance Review.
Consideration was given to a report updating Members on the performance across the Infrastructure and Highways services for the financial year 2021-22.
Comments were made in respect of the new monthly work programme on the website which was welcomed as well as the return of ‘Fix My Streets’. In addition the extra emphasis the Council had placed on tree maintenance within the last year was also welcomed. Further to this it was requested whether or not it would be possible for the Committee to reconsider the matter relating to car parking charges and if this request be looked into expediently.
Reference was made to training on page 49 of the report and whether there was an update on this matter. In response to this Mr T Moody, the Director of Transport and Infrastructure advised he investigate the issue raised outside of the meeting and provide a written response.
Councillor L Gilbert reiterated his request he had made earlier in the year for copies of Highways policies. He had been informed operational policies existed and that a schedule of policies would be provided by the previous Director Of Highways and Infrastructure. It was agreed that this matter would be investigated outside of the meeting and any relevant information would be circulated to Committee Members. The Chair suggested that any existence of such policies could form part of a future training exercise for Members.
It was noted bus patronage was still poor particularly in rural areas and that as much as possible should be done, including Members writing to local MP’s in order to garner stronger support for the provision of public transport in rural areas.
Members asked if there had been any response from the DfT in respect of the decision by government not to allocate any funding to the Council’s BSIP. In response officers confirmed that the DfT had written to the Council and the response would be circulated to Committee Members.
1.That the report and comments outlined above be noted.
2.That the on-going work of the Highways Service to support delivering the Council’s Brighter Futures customer strategy be noted.
Report author: John David
Publication date: 26/07/2022
Date of decision: 21/07/2022
Decided at meeting: 21/07/2022 - Highways and Transport Committee
Effective from: 03/08/2022