Decision details

Decision details

Highway Maintenance Agreement

Decision Maker: Council, City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To enter into an agreement with Oxfordshire County Council for highway maintenance on the classified road network in the City.




Council considered a report of the Executive Director Sustainable City, submitted to the City Executive Board on 20 March 2018, seeking authority to enter into an Agency Agreement with Oxfordshire County Council to provide highway maintenance services on the classified road network in the City, in addition to the works already undertaken on minor roads under section 42 of The Highways Act 1980.


Councillor Brown, Leader of the Council, presented the report and moved the recommendations which were adopted on being seconded and put to the vote


Council noted that the confidential information would be released when appropriate; under the agency agreement the Council did not have complete control over the scheduling of repairs; and the contract would be signed at a future date. Council noted concerns over the allocation and amount of funding for road repairs in the city, the reactive nature of repairs, and the poor quality of some repairs made by utility companies.


Council resolved to:


approve the inclusion of a gross expenditure and gross income budget of £1.56 million for the year 2018-19 i.e. nil cost to the Council.


Report author: Shaun Hatton

Publication date: 14/06/2018

Date of decision: 23/04/2018

Decided at meeting: 23/04/2018 - Council

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