Executive post

Executive Member for Highways and Transport - Pauline Jorgensen


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;

i) outsourcing;

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.

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