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In 2017 Dover submitted a proposal to the Local Government Association to lobby the government to transfer the cleaning of Highways England trunk roads from councils to Highways England.

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In spite of Highways England having a statutory duty to keep their highways clear of litter (EPA S89 (1)), the DfT, in their Road Investment Strategy 2015-2020, did not specify a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for litter. Why?

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Environmental KPIs in RIS (2015 -2020)

On June 20, 2019, in DfT, Highways England, ORR, by PeterSilverman
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In setting their Environmental Key Performance Indicators for Highways England the DfT set ones for “noise” and “bio-diversity” but not for “litter”

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Highways England’s Stakeholder Advisory panel

On June 18, 2019, in DfT, Highways England, by PeterSilverman
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Summary

Highways England was set up in April 2015. Section 5.22 of their license stated that they had to set up a Stakeholder Advisory Panel.

Two years later they had failed to act on this and in the March and August 2017 I reminded the DfT and HE of this requirement. I now gather from an answer to a question from Baroness Randerson that they did after all set up the panel later that year.

I understand a number of meeting were held but they have now been suspended pending a review by HE of the panel’s membership and remit.

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Peter Silverman
7th June 2019

 

This 21 mile stretch …. is immaculate! Very impressive, and although there is a hard shoulder, the central reservation is also beautifully clean and well swept

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This junction seems to have been abandoned by both the London Borough of Brent who are supposed to keep it clear of litter and by TfL who are meant to keep it in a good state of repair.

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