Parish councillors to go on patrol

PARISH councillors are going back on patrol, to keep a check on lighting, roads, drains and litter in Steyning.

The monitoring rota which was run by Steyning Parish Council’s highways committee some time ago is being reintroduced.

All councillors will now be on the rota and allocated a set of road to inspect on a bi-monthly basis.

Committe chairman Mariella Alexander said: “It is easier than ever before to notify a fault but the fact remains that we have an awful lot of blocked drains, overgrowth and lights that don’t come on, so unless somebody does something, it just stagnates.”

Martin Toomey said he had agreed to be on the rota but he had slight hesitation as he felt residents should also be doing their bit to notify faults.

Mrs Alexander hoped the council taking action on reporting faults would spur residents to follow suit.

Council chairman Phil Bowell: “Steyning is doing better than many because Mariella goes out and reports on to highways. I do think it is necessary to get our drains and paths in some semblance of order.”