The responsibility for the maintenance of our roads and pathways rests with;

  Cambridgeshire Highways
  Castle Court
  Shire Hall
  Castle Hill
  Tel: 0345 045 5212

Also, Cambridgeshire County Council works in partnership with local parishes to improve, maintain and promote the public rights of way network within individual parishes. The scheme is called the Parish Paths Partnership (P3) and parishes that are members receive the support of the Parish Paths Liaison Officer based at the County Council and grant-funding for work. Reach has recently joined this scheme and the Parish Council are looking for volunteers to assist in this very worthwhile initiative. If you want to learn more about the Parish Paths Partnership (P3), click on the link.

Cambridgeshire County Council has introduced a new interactive on-line reporting system for highway problems which will ensure the person reporting a fault is kept fully up to speed with its repair.

The Highways Reporting Project allows people to:

  • Report a fault using a web-based mapping system to ensure the exact location is identified and notified to repair teams
  • Check to see if the fault has already been reported
  • Check progress on repair work

People will still be able to report faults by telephone on 0345 045 5212 or to report a highway problem on-line click here.

One particular item to bring to Reach villagers' attention is that the responsibility for maintaining hedges abutting the highway are the responsibility of the ajoining landowners. So if your house ajoins the highway (where pavement is classed as highway), please regularly check that the hedges are not causing an obstruction or hazard for either motorists or pedestrians and if they are, please take the appropriate remedial action.