Nottinghamshire County Council: On track to improving Notts roads

Nottinghamshire County Council’s cross-party highways review panel has had their inaugural meeting to look at how to deliver improvements across Nottinghamshire’s 2750 miles of roads.

The panel which is led by Councillor Neil Clarke MBE, Chairman of the Transport and Environment committee has six members; Councillor Maureen Dobson, Councillor Penny Gowland, Councillor Tom Hollis, Councillor John Ogle, Councillor Sam Smith and Councillor Nigel Tuner.

The cross-party highways review panel has been set up to look at all areas of highways management, including:

  • road inspections
  • improvement programmes and funding
  • maintenance treatments
  • repair techniques

Councillor Neil Clarke, MBE said following the meeting: “I’d like to thank my cross-political fellow panel members for taking part as we start this important and constructive journey to achieving improvements for Nottinghamshire’s roads.

“We have agreed in the meeting the issues we need to be exploring, we will also be engaging external experts for an independent review of the highways function as critical friends.

“Next week we will be visiting Via East Midlands- the highways company wholly owned by the County Council- head office and depot to look at the resources and the methods currently used for highways work.”

For further information about the work of the panel, including all the relevant reports please visit Cross party highways review panel | Nottinghamshire County Council

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