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Changes to highway and street scene services

Highway and street scene services in South Gloucestershire changed from 2014. We want to involve local communities more closely in the services they receive, and to deliver the best possible value for money for our residents. This strategy also linked with the need to meet national and local spending targets. There are two elements to our approach.

  1. from April 2014 we introduced a ‘Core Standard’ of essential highway and street scene services. We will provide this to all areas of South Gloucestershire.
  2. we invited Parishes and communities to take responsibility for enhanced services, such as higher standards of grass cutting, dog waste bins provision or floral displays. These elements are not included in the Core Standard. These new arrangements also took effect from April 2014 and are reviewed annually

This approach reflects the spirit of the national Localism initiative, which encourages people to come together to take responsibility for their communities and to get more involved in the design and delivery of local services. It will also help us ensure that we are using our resources effectively at a time of significant reductions in local authority funding.

See also

Core Standard for highway and street scene services

Enhanced highway and street scene services

Further information

Please see our detailed Frequently Asked Questions for further information about our approach to localism, the Core Standard and the provision of enhanced highway and street scene services by parish and town councils.

You can also get in touch with us using the details on the left, or via Facebook ( and Twitter (@sgloscouncil).

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