Putley Parish Council makes use of Herefordshire Council's Lengthsman Scheme and this is how it works:-
Herefordshire Council provides us with a limited budget so that we can help maintain the highways within our Parish. Councillor Jake Herbst acts as our Lengthsman’s Administrator and we 'employ' a local contractor to carry out the Lengthsman’s work. This allows for local knowledge and experience to shape the work undertaken.
Under this scheme we strive to maintain drainage ditches in the parish, the aim being to reduce surface water on our roads which is detrimental and can lead to pot holes.
Property owners can help by keeping ditches on their land clear of debris and in working order.