Your local county councillor is responsible for recommending how a proportion of highways funding is spent in your area.

Exactly how much funding is determined each year, although it has been £90,000 per councillor since the pilot scheme began in 2010/11.

What the highways locality budget is for

The highways locality budgets are primarily intended for highway maintenance, including:

  • road resurfacing
  • pavement repairs
  • drainage clearing 
  • traffic calming schemes, smaller projects and works such as hedge trimming, sign cleaning and white line painting.


County councillors will be discussing highway plans and issues with their district, town and parish counterparts. Residents are also encouraged to get in touch.

Contact your councillor if you have any suggestions for highway improvements in your area. Every request is reviewed and advice is given to councillors on how to prioritise the work.