Kent County Council is under a duty to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that safe passage along a highway is not endangered by snow or ice. It is recognised that the winter service is essential in aiding the safe movement of highway users, maintaining communications, reducing delays and enabling everyday life to continue. It is very important to both road safety and the local economy. The winter service that the County Council provides is believed to be sufficient so far as is reasonably practical to discharge the duty imposed by the legislation. The winter service policy sets out how Highway Operations discharges its duties. Members to decide to accept the updated winter service policy which will include an update on the weather forecast and farmers contracts which have recently been procured.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/08/2015
Department: Growth, Environment & Transport
Contact: Carol Valentine, Highway Manager +443000413843 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07917 454165.
Legal implications: 15/00075
Equalities implications: Lead Officer: Carol Valentine Highway Manager 03000 413843 email@example.com