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Training programme set for launch

by James Renoux-Wood Tue 10 June 2014, 5:02 pm

A training programme for Hounslow public volunteers to assess the standard of roads in the borough is to be launched.

Hounslow Highways, the appointed highway services provider, has set up the scheme for volunteers – also to be known as ‘lay assessors’ – who will learn how to determine the safety, quality, accessibility and environmental aspects of Hounslow’s roads.

Up to 20 volunteers will be involved in the project and be asked to contribute one day a month of their time.

Hounslow Highways service director, Rob Gillespie, said: “The purpose of lay assessors is to provide feedback to us on our services, help us understand residents’ perception of the highways network and to be ambassadors for the borough’s roads.

“It is an excellent opportunity for us to gain an understanding of how we are perceived and look at areas for improvement.”

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