Lenghtsman SchemeThe term ‘Lengthsman’ dates back to the 1800s, referring to workers who were responsible for keeping a particular length of road neat and tidy.
The scheme, first trialled in 2010 with just 10 parish councils, funds a local ‘Lengthsman’ to carry out straightforward highways maintenance tasks requested by the local parish council and now includes 136 parishes covering more than half of Hampshire.
Rotherwick’s Lengthsman Scheme is within the Newnham cluster and Associate Parish Agreement which runs from the 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.
The Scheme allows Rotherwick access to 50 labour hours under the Lengthsman Scheme. So far, this year, we have allocated those hours to:-
1. Village Chicane tidy together with shrub planting in Cowfold Lane's chicane (8 hours)
2. Village Signs washed with all obscuring vegetation being cut back (8 hours)
Last Year 2016/17
1. Lyde Green Bridge Footbridge 16 hours)
2. Strim the ditch opposite The Falcon (4.5 hours)
3. Ditch Clearance in Cowfold Lane alongside Hudson Copse (13 hours)
4. Dragon Teeth installation in The Street (16 hours)
5. Concrete base for bin in Hudson Copse (0.5)