Haywards Heath Town Community Interest Company (CIC)
Haywards Heath Town Council is delighted to announce that, in partnership with neighbouring Parish Councils, Lindfield, Lindfield Rural and Ardingly, it is continuing its Highway Cluster agreement with West Sussex County Council to undertake minor Highway works. The services will be delivered by the Haywards Heath Town Community Interest Company (CIC), a company which is owned by Haywards Heath Town Council and funded by West Sussex County Council.
The highway works started in early May 2013 and will continue to run until 2017 with possible negotiations to extend further.
Why have we decided to take over the highway works?
- To deal promptly with local needs.
- Because we have good knowledge of the area.
- To provide quicker response times to problems.
- Be able to return to persistent problems.
- Better organisation of work with other companies.
- Provide better value for money by,
– reducing unnecessary works
– reducing wastage of materials
– reducing duplication of works
What do the works include?
- Weed spraying
- Highway sign cleaning
- Vegetation removal
- Road sight line, twitten and alleyway
- Gully inspection and surface clearance of gully
- Graffiti removal
- Fly tipping removal
- Management of highway defects (flood warnings, damage to highways, street furniture and chevrons, loose slabs etc)
The Highways Cluster agreement is being run by Haywards Heath Town Community Interest Company which has its own team of two staff. This new way of working will maintain a clear difference between the Town Council’s existing Groundstaff work and that of the Community Interest Company.
How can I report a problem?
You can contact and report a problem to the Haywards Heath Town Community Interest Company by contacting the Town Hall or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also report to http://love.westsussex.gov.uk/Help.