The adoption of the highways in Phase 1 by Devon County Council is progressing which means that the roads and streets will move from private into public ownership and maintenance. In anticipation of this happening, Cranbrook Town Council decided to join Devon County Council’s road and snow warden schemes and we are calling for volunteers to help us to carry out the following two important roles:
The road warden scheme is a partnership between Devon Highways and parish and town councils to enable communities to carry out works within the vicinity of the public highway which the County Council can no longer afford due to reducing maintenance budgets. The road warden will be the communication link between the County Council and Town Council and coordinates any works which take place. The role benefits from free City & Guilds chapter 8 training provided by Devon County Council. More information is available online at https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/maintaining-roads/self-help-and-community-support/road-warden-scheme/.
The snow warden determines or helps determine the local priorities in severe weather and how they are delivered locally, overseeing local self-help measures involving the deployment and replenishment of grit bins and salt bags including their storage and encouraging their correct use. This role also benefits from free training. More information is again available online at http://www.devon.gov.uk/snow-wardens.pdf.
If you are interested in either of the roles described above the Town Council would love to hear from you. Please get in touch with Janine Gardner, Town Clerk, tel. 01404 514552 or 07746 909933, email firstname.lastname@example.org