Somerset County Council
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Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

 

Current role holder

John Woodman

Biography

John Woodman lives in Burnham-on-Sea. His family have been in business in Burnham-on-Sea for over 150 years. 

He is the Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, as well as being a Member of Sedgemoor District Council, where he chairs the Standards Committee.

John attended The King Alfred School in Highbridge and loves backpacking and travelling.

Responsibilities

  • Lead Member for Public Transport and Highways
  • Traffic Management
  • Transporting Somerset
  • Passenger Transport
  • Highway maintenance
  • Rights of Way
  • Area Highways services
  • Parking Services and Civil Parking Enforcement
  • Road Safety and Road Safety Policy
  • Transport Policy
  • Highway Assets and Improvements
  • Highways and Transport contract management
  • Traffic and Transport Development
  • Highways Lighting
  • Highways Development Control
  • Engineering Design and Programmes
  • To be accountable for policy development and the financial and operational performance of services within their area of responsibility, including meeting the requirements of the County Plan and the Medium Term Financial Plan 

You can find more information about this Cabinet Member here 

News

  • Change the way you travel – and earn prizes along the way
    The Bridgwater Way is inviting the local community to change the way they travel in and around the town – and earn rewards at the same time. A new scheme is being introduced that will enable people...
  • Road closure gates ready for use in case of flooding this winter
    Emergency road closure gates on the Somerset Levels are ready to protect drivers from flood water if required this winter. Following the severe Somerset floods of 2014, permanent gates were installed...
  • Taunton town centre repairs to start in new year
    Major works to repair and improve pedestrian areas and pavements in Taunton town centre will take place in the new year. Somerset County Council and Taunton Deane Borough Council are jointly funding...
  • Stay Safe on the Road over Christmas
    Somerset County Council's road safety team have some helpful advice to keep you safe on the roads over the festive period. The closer to Christmas it gets the busier everywhere becomes and as the...
  • Junction 25 upgrade formally approved
    A multi-million pound scheme to upgrade the busy M5 Junction 25 roundabout at Taunton was formally approved today. Somerset County Council has developed a scheme to increase the capacity of this...
 

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