Pilot Lengthsman scheme in Nottinghamshire
An extended pilot of the Lengthsman scheme will be in operating from 1st April 2013 – 31st March 2014.
We will be awarding a number of grants to parish and town councils who want to appoint a Lengthsman to carry out jobs which are aimed at improving the local highways environment.
Your can find further details about the scheme in our guidance pack [PDF]
The benefits of the Lengthsman scheme
By taking part in the Lengthsman scheme, town and parish councils can take control of minor problems themselves, acting quickly to respond to issues which the County Council may not always be able to prioritise or address immediately.
Possible benefits include:
improved satisfaction levels amongst residents
increased frequency and improved standards of local service delivery
parishes being able to prioritise local activity to meet local need
recurring minor issues being dealt with more efficiently.
It will also provide local employment opportunities and is part of the Government's localism agenda, whereby communities become more involved and take pride in their areas.
Joining the scheme
Parish and town councils have until Friday 1st March 2013 to submit an Expression of Interest to participate. Applications may close earlier if the required capacity is met before this time.
An Expression of Interest form is available to download here: Lengthsman Scheme Expression of Interest [WORD]
Completed applications should be returned by:
Post: Lengthsman Scheme Pilot, Highway and Policy Development Team, Nottinghamshire County Council, Trent Bridge House, Fox Road, West Bridgford NG2 6BJ
Please use our grant calculator to estimate the level of grant which may be available to your parish or town council.
You can do this by entering the name of your council in the box below.
Councils who choose to work as part of a cluster may be eligible for an additional grant.
Questions about the Lengthsman scheme
Highway Manager (Countywide)
Tel: 0115 977 3961