The new Highway Rangers are already making significant improvements to the environment around the district.
In just 8 weeks they’ve carried out dozens of jobs. Including foliage cut back to reveal road signs in Epping Upland and Chigwell Row, bollards repaired in Chigwell and Waltham Abbey and speed markers replaced or repositioned after they’ve been damaged.
A more attractive place to live, work and visit
They’ve been in Epping High Street and Sun Street, Waltham Abbey carrying out pavement repairs. They are also scheduled to repair and improve old wooden benches in Waltham abbey and Epping, repair and clean sign posts.
Highway Rangers have been re-introduced to the district in a partnership between Epping Forest District Council and Essex County Council Highways to undertake small, but important repairs in keeping the district neat and tidy, and making it a more attractive place to live, work and visit.
Minor highway maintenance works
Suggestions for work come from residents, councillors and Essex Highways. They also generate work as they see it out and about in the district.
Improve our local street scene
Cllr Nigel Avey, Cabinet member for Environment said:
Recruiting 2 highway rangers is a big success for our district.
Additional funding from EFDC, town and parish councils means they can carry out minor and low level works that help to improve our local street scene.
The safety of our rangers is paramount and they are only undertaking work that can be carried out safely.
Major repairs to roads and footpaths are dealt with by Essex County Council and can be reported through the Essex Highways website.
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