The Parish Steward scheme aims to provide solutions to the many minor needs of the roads and footways. Parishes and towns are allocated a monthly visit, with the time spent in each area dependant on its size.
Parish Stewards drive a truck that equipped with a full range of hand tools and materials to address a wide variety of minor highway defects and other tasks.
Here are some of the tasks that Parish Stewards can undertake in your communities:
- Hand clearing and cutting of growth from drainage grips and drain gully covers.
- Hand clearing of blocked drainage gullies, culverts, pipes and pits.
- Clearing storm debris from the roads and footways.
- Clearing collision debris, clinical waste etc.
- Cleaning, re-installation and straightening of small road signs, street nameplates and bollards.
- Installation of small road signs, verge marker posts and supplied street name plates.
- Removal of limited graffiti from road signs, bollards and street nameplates.
- Hand cutting of grass and vegetation in visibility areas.
- Hand treatment of weeds in rural areas.
- Removal of Ragwort and other noxious weeds.
- Clearance of encroaching growth and soils from footways.
- Repair of minor surface defects in roads and on footways.
The only limitations to a Parish Steward’s work are the capabilities of one person working alone with hand tools and a small vehicle.