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

  • Major resurfacing on East Reach
    Major resurfacing is planned on one of the main routes into Taunton next month. Sections of the A38 East Reach are showing signs of significant deterioration and will be resurfaced as part of...
  • Highway grass cutting season is underway
    The 2018 roadside grass-cutting season is now underway with contractors in action across Somerset to help keep road users safe. As the highway authority, Somerset County Council cuts roadside verges...
  • Keeping your children safe on the road: together we got this!
    Somerset County Council's road safety team is supporting National Child Safety Week (4th to 10th June) to help keep children safe when on or near the road. The theme for the week, organised by the...
  • Mini-roundabout trial in bid to keep traffic moving in Yeovil
    A mini-roundabout will be installed on Preston Road in Yeovil next week as a trial while work on the Western Corridor scheme continues. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of...
  • New roles and responsibilities at the County Council
    Several new appointments to key roles within Somerset County Council were approved this morning (16 May). At its Annual General Meeting, the County Council voted to appoint a new Chair of the...
 

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