Hawkinge Civic Society - County Lengthsman Scheme

Contributed by editor on Jan 20, 2006 - 12:06 AM


Dear Ed,

I thought your readership might be interested to hear of a communication that I sent out to our members recently, concerning the County Lengthsman Scheme.

The scheme is being run by Kent Highways Services (KCC) to help programme a schedule of works in Parish and Town areas.

In Hawkinge it is being coordinated by and through The Parish Council.

Harry Preston has volunteered to be a village contact. With more people involved and more minor works being notified and completed, it is hoped that Hawkinge can be tidied much quicker than normal.

Minor works, which could include:

·          Cleaning and fixing signs

·          Tidying up verges

·          Digging out gullies and drainage pipes

·          Cutting back hedgerows to improve visibility lines

·          Minor kerb repairs

·          Odd pavement slab repairs

·          Painting guard rails

·          Repair of other minor defects

·          Removal of isolated amounts of dumped rubbish o­n the highway.

A number of signage related works have already been identified and proposed.

Harry Preston will co-ordinate further requests and forward them appropriately.

Written requests o­nly please to :

Harry Preston

32 The Street


Stuart Hall

<FONT color=red>Editor's note:- Readers can sent us Email's which we will deliver to Mr Preston