How Your Money is Spent

Highways and Transport

Your Council Tax contributes towards…

  • maintaining nearly 2,500 km of roads, and keeping our streets clean and safe. 
  • maintaining 575km of footways, 670 bridges and culverts, and 230 highway retaining structures.   
  • gritting 560km of primary routes and 130km of secondary routes across the county whenever ice or snow is forecast.
  • severe weather response including clearing snow, and reacting to floods, fallen trees and road traffic collisions.
  • providing 15,350 street lights and CCTV in five town centres.
  • starting the roll-out of fast electric vehicle charging in Council-owned car parks.
  • providing transport to and from school for nearly 6,000 pupils and students per day.
  • providing almost 30 school crossing patrol officers.
  • organising and taking part in the multi-agency Crucial Crew, an annual two-week event providing crucial safety information for some 1,400 pupils in year six.
  • subsidising almost three-quarters of bus services in the County, providing over one million passenger journeys per year.
  • providing over 2,000 journeys per week for elderly and disabled people to and from Day Centres and Activity Centres.
  • supporting community transport schemes to provide innovative solutions to meet local demands. These schemes provide approximately 40,000 passenger journeys for people unable to use regular buses.
  • managing the concessionary bus pass scheme for over 30,000 bus pass holders.
  • preserving 12.3km of Council-owned coastal defences.  
ID: 750, revised 23/01/2023