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Recommendations made to LCC Highways following a village visit with LCC Highways:-
a)            Adequate surface maintenance and to infill potholes particularly Lissington Road as this is a designated main county cycle route 
b)            More frequent cleaning and weed clearing of all gutters and drains and provide the PC with a written  schedule of intended maintenance dates –
c)            Regular clearing of the encroaching weed and hedge foliage from the footpath on Lissington Road 
d)            To consider alternatives to the short free standing speed restriction signposts
e)            To consider erecting ‘Road Unsuitable for HGV’S’ signs on the following junctions
(i)            A158 at Langworth to Snelland
(ii)           A158 Claybridge to Snelland  
(iii)          A46 Snarford to Snelland cross roads 
(iv)         A46 Faldingworth to Friesthorpe – 
f)             To provide the PC with a written schedule of dates for intended grass cutting of amenity areas 
g)            To reconsider negotiations with satellite navigation providers in updating the available information to clearly show unclassified roads as unsuitable for HGV’s
h)            To make strong recommendations when necessary to County & District Councils, and the Department of Transport when applications are made to increase the tonnage size of vehicles from 7.5 to 44 tonnes operating from rural locations and on planning applications involving the building of warehousing, factories or other large complexes etc in open countryside, with rural 3 to 4 metre wide feeder roads as the only means of access or departure to such sites 
i)             To make strong representations to County and District Councils and the National Farmers Union in vigorously prosecuting and recovery of costs from rogue farmers and agricultural contractors who deposit thorned hedge trimmings and/or mud on the roads and make no attempt to clean up. 
j)             To make representations and/or negotiations with managers/owners of existing large commercial sites as to routing HGV’s using the sites 
k)            To discuss with the providers of utility services the impact, cost of repairs and any preventative measures that could be taken to prevent damage and ultimate disruption to underground systems, caused by heavy vehicles running on soft earth verges 
l)             To negotiate an annual payment to land owners towards the cost of clearing open roadside ditches that mainly accept piped water from  road drains 
m)          To discuss with land owners and agricultural contactors suitable roads to be used for access to fields, farm buildings etc and the timing of the movement of such vehicles to avoid regular school and service  bus schedules 
n)            To vigorously prosecute and recover the costs from owners of agricultural machinery left on verges that become overgrown with long grasses or overnight unlit, presenting an almost hidden danger to vehicles using the verge and/or obstructing the verge grass cutting.
o)            To remove any temporary alternative route signs or road work signs, and require any contractor to remove traffic or pedestrian information signs as soon as the work has been completed