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Road and Footpath Maintenance

Our Service Charter for this area is as follows:

The Council has a responsibility to keep the roads and footpaths safe to use.

We will:

  • Inspect each street at least once every year to identify any problems
  • Repair any dangerous defects found within 24 hours
  • Send a 'Find and Fix' team into all adopted streets, on a planned route, to repair minor defects found.
  • Assess all defect reports and repair serious defects within 14 days
  • All other defects recorded will be repaired within 28 days
  • Clear out roadside grids at least every two years
  • Start "gritting" major roads when snow fall or heavy frost is forecast
  • Weed spray twice per year with safe chemicals
  • Keep the grass short
 

You can help us by:

  • Notifying use of problems/defects - use our online reporting system
  • Taking care not to block roadside grids - for example by swilling out concrete mixers
  • Keeping trees and hedges trimmed to avoid overhanging
  • Reporting any damage, vandalism or theft
  • Not damaging footways by parking on them
  • Not obstructing footways with commercial displays

We do not:

  • Repair water leaks - please report to United Utilities Link to External Website or telephone United Utilities Customer Services on 0800 330033. Any concerns about discoloured or contaminated water in your house should also be reported to United Utilities
  • Repair damage caused by Cable TV - Please report to Cable and Wireless or telephone Cable and Wireless Customer Services on 0345 114455
  • Look after the Motorways - please telephone Highways England 01925 282001
  • Repair damage to Bus Shelters - please report to Transport for Greater Manchester TFGM  Link to External Website
  • Maintain traffic lights  - please report to Transport for Greater Manchester TFGM

Our Vision

The Council as a representative body, exists to maximise the wellbeing of the people of the borough:
  1. Supporting economic growth and opportunity
  2. Increasing self-sufficiency and resilience of individuals and families
  3. Protect the most vulnerable.

Download the Corporate Plan (2016/21) (5.59MB)

 
Key Highway Maintenance Policies in support of the Corporate Plan:
 

Highway Maintenance Code of Practice

View the Guide to Highway Policies & Procedures 
 

Highway Asset Management;

View the Policy and Strategy 
 

Tameside MBC Resilient Network

View Resilient Network (3.57MB)


Tameside MBC – Grass Verges (0.02MB)

 
Planned Highway Maintenance Works:
 

2015-16 Proposed Road Resurfacing Works

View information on the Proposed Road Resurfacing Works for 2015/16 

2016-17 Proposed Road Resurfacing Works

View information on the Proposed Road Resurfacing Works for 2016/17 (0.17MB)
 

2017-18 Proposed Road Resurfacing Works

View information on the Proposed Road Resurfacing Works for 2017/18 (0.13MB)
 

2018-19 Proposed Road Resurfacing Works

View information on the Proposed Road Resurfacing Works for 2018/19 (0.13MB)


Historical Bids & Statements:

Tameside MBC  2017 DfT Challenge Fund Tranche 2a Application (0.81MB)  

2016/17 Department for Transport Pothole Action Fund (0.02MB)

 

2015-16 Proposed Road Resurfacing Works

View information on the Proposed Road Resurfacing Works for 2015/16 

Department for Transport – Additional Local Highways Maintenance Funding

View information on the Additional Local Highways Maintenance Funding

Department for Transport – Maintenance Challenge Fund Application February 2015

Department for Transport – Pothole Fund Application May 2014

 

If you are unhappy

If you have had recent dealings with us and did not receive this level of service or are unhappy with the content of the above statement please let us know by making a complaint online here.