Executive post

Executive Member for Active Travel, Transport and Highways - Paul Fishwick


5.2.12  Executive Member for Active Travel, Transport and Highways

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 develop and implement the Council’s congestion and intelligent traffic scheme strategies.

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 Business and Economic Development 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 planning.

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 bodies.

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 spokesperson on all matters relating to the whole of the Highways and Transport portfolio.

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 work with the relevant Directors and the Executive Member for Finance to produce a 3-year rolling budget with the emphasis on the first 12 month which adequately cover the costs within the Executive Member’s areas of responsibility.

To ensure there is regular performance monitoring with directors against the agreed annual budget.

To ensure timely reporting of both over and under spend against agreed budget.

To ensure the preparation of supplementary budget estimates and justification for any overspend against agreed budget.

To take overall responsibility for all financial matters within the portfolio.

To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy within the Active Travel, Transport and Highways portfolio, including ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of such contracts, and paying attention to timeliness and value for money.

To take on or transfer any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time to time appropriate.

To work with all Executive Members to develop the Council’s external funding strategy to maximise income from government and other sources.


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