5.2.14 Executive Member for Highways and Transport
To take responsibility for monitoring highway maintenance plans, including street scene
and signage, and winter road maintenance plan.
To minimise congestion through street works through the full implementation of the Street
Works permit scheme and ensuring that road works are done at night
To re-establish the Highways Board
To re-establish a Highways Department and ensure the appointment of a director or
assistant director of highways.
To oversee the production of a Community, School and Subsidised Transport Strategy in
conjunction with other members of the Executive, including park and ride services, bus
service provision, concessionary fares, and ticketing policy. To procure the best possible
services for residents and service users.
To represent the Council, as determined by the Executive, on outside bodies and in
discussions/negotiations with regional, national and government bodies.
To take responsibility for parking policy, implementation and management, including, but
not limited to, keeping under review Civil Parking Enforcement, Traffic Regulation Orders
and residents’ parking permits.
To liaise with the Executive Member for Regeneration to jointly resolve Highways issues
that indirectly affect the regeneration of Wokingham Town Centre.
To liaise with the train operating companies, Network Rail and aviation bodies on strategic
To draft responses to rail and aviation consultations.
To lead on developing access to railway stations.
To lead on surface access to airports.
To act as the Wokingham Borough Council representative on relevant rail and air transport
To oversee the production of the Council’s Local Transport Plan.
To work closely with all relevant service areas to ensure the most cost effective home to
school transport is provided.
To act as the primary press spokesman on all matters relating to the whole of the
Highways and Transport portfolio.
To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy
within the Highways and Transport portfolio, with particular regard to the following:
a) ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of
b) examining with appropriate Officers ways in which contracts of all types can be
better managed on a timely renewal basis to achieve greater value for money;
c) to examine potential new ways of procuring services including;
ii) market testing;
iii) public/private partnerships or the Private Finance Initiative;
iv) joint working with other public bodies;
d) monitoring and evaluating the performance and value for money of contracts that
have been awarded.
To oversee the production of all statutory and service plans within the remit of Highways
and Transportation Services, and to recommend to the Executive new or amended policies
in respect to these services. To advise the Executive in relation to operational highways
and transport policies and programmes.
To take responsibility for Strategic Highways Planning issues, overseeing the production
and implementation of the Council’s Highways Infrastructure Strategy.
To take on any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time
to time appropriate and to transfer any function, responsibility or role which the Leader
may deem from time to time appropriate.
To mentor, support and develop the Deputy Executive Member.