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In the news: Highway Rangers set to join council's Pride Team

A proposal to bring Essex County Council's Highway Rangers under the management of Basildon Council to boost its expanded Pride Team is set to take a step forward.

Basildon's Leisure and Environment Committee will meet on Thursday 24 June to consider a recommendation to transfer the two-man team. Final approval will go to full council pending endorsement by the committee.

The proposal is for them to undertake their usual duties working together with the council's Pride Team.

Chairman of the Leisure and Environment Committee Councillor Craig Rimmer said: "The Highway Rangers carry out a vital role for the borough. By bringing them in as an extension of our already extended Pride Team it will maximise the impact they can have and complement the work our teams are already doing to keep the borough clean and tidy."

The Highway Ranger Service is dedicated to provide practical support to the Local Highway Panel and is currently funded through the ECC Revenue Budget.

Highway Rangers typically carry out a range of tasks including: Cleaning and minor repairs, reinstatement of posts and bollards, trimming vegetation to improve highway visibility removal of graffiti from road signs and painting of street furniture.

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Published on Thursday 17 June 2021