New Highway Rangers service launches to help carry out minor works around the district.
Epping Forest District Council is working in partnership with Essex County Council Highways to provide the Highway Ranger service to the local community.
What can the Highway Rangers do?
The rangers can undertake a variety of minor maintenance works.
- Cleaning and minor repairs to non-electrical road signs
- Cleaning and minor repairs to street furniture
- Re-instatement of posts and bollards (minimal excavation)
- Trimming of vegetation and removal of cuttings
- Ad hoc grass cutting and strimming
- Localised clearing of footway drainage channels
- Clearing of weeds or vegetation from pavements
- Removal of litter and from highway land
- Removal of illegal signs and flyposting
- Minor block/flag paving repairs
Improving our local street scene
Leader of the Council Chris Whitbread said:
It’s great news to have the Highways Rangers under Epping Forest District control. The rangers will contribute to improving our local street scene and rural areas.
I welcome our additional investment in these difficult times and we look forward to them being able to make a difference to our district.
Portfolio holder Cllr Nigel Avey added:
The recruitment of two highway rangers is a big success for us as a district. Additional funding from EFDC, town and parish councils has been allocated to include the repair and upkeep of finger posts around the district, which are an important part of our visual street scene heritage.
Minor and low level works
The rangers will carry out minor/low level works that will contribute to improving our local street scene.
Any major repairs to roads and footpaths are dealt with by Essex County Council and can be reported through the Essex Highways website
Above all the safety of our rangers is paramount and they will only undertake work that can be done safely.
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