Highways

VERGE MAINTENANCE

Kent Highways looks after trees, hedges, shrubs, flowers, grass verges and weeds on pavements/roads. They have a maintenance plan throughout the year and details can be found here.

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If you have issues to report then please do this directly to Kent Highways either by phone to 03000 418181 or via their website http://www.kent.gov.uk/roads-and-travel

Please do not contact the Parish Office to report issues as we simply use the same reporting method as you and are unable to expedite your concerns.

Grass cutting for 2017 in Loose will take place on the following dates below, weather permitting:

  • Tuesday 8th August
  • Tuesday 12th September
  • Thursday 19th October

Problems are often reported in regards to hedges/trees and vegetation that are growing on private land but which overhang onto the highways and public footpaths. Please note that this is the responsibility of the Landowner and NOT Kent Highways. However, Kent Highways will write to the responsible landowner to advise him to cut back the foliage accordingly. 

Trees/shrubs should be at least 17 feet 5.2M above from the edge of the highway, and hedges/vegetation should have an 8 foot 2.5m high clearence at back of footway.

Hedges/trees & vegetation should have a preferred safety clearence sideways of 0.45M 1’6″ from the edge of carriageway.

 

SMART (South Maidstone Action for Roads and Transport) report.To see the latest copy please click HERE