From Bella Walker:
Wiltshire Council has re-introduced a scheme where once a month a Parish Steward will visit South Wraxall to carryout a range of tasks related to Highway maintenance. He will work alone with hand tools and a small vehicle so there will be limits to what he can do but these tasks will nonetheless be welcome. The following is a list of jobs the Steward will be able to do, although some are less relevant at this time of year.
- 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.
If you know of any problems in the village you consider might benefit from the Steward’s attention, please contact me either by email firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01225 863281 and I will compile a list that can be forwarded to the Highways Engineer.