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

  • Have your say on plans to upgrade Taunton's Creech Castle junction
    Members of the public are invited to have their say on key plans to upgrade the busy Creech Castle junction on the Toneway in Taunton. Somerset County Council has secured external funding and is...
  • Somerset Road Safety practices what it preaches!
    Somerset County Council's motorcycle road safety coordinator has been practising what he preaches by bagging a distinction for safe riding. Neill Sedgwick, the Road Safety Team's motorcycle road...
  • Overnight road closures planned for Yeovil
    The next phase of the Yeovil Western Corridor improvement scheme is due to start next month with overnight road closures to avoid the need for more disruptive traffic management. The Western Corridor...
  • Surface dressing season now complete
    A multi-million pound programme to improve nearly 200 miles of road at more than 150 sites across Somerset is now complete – despite the challenges of one of the hottest English summers on record....
  • County helps utilities work together to keep disruption down
    Somerset County Council has been helping utility companies work together to keep disruption to a minimum during a major scheme of essential works along the A371 this autumn. The authority has helped...
 

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