Highway Maintenance

Sponsorship of Roundabouts

1. Introduction

1.1 In recognition of the potential benefits to the environment and cost saving of reduced maintenance, the following policy for the sponsorship of roundabouts has been approved.

2. Relevant Legislation

2.1 It shall be the responsibility of the relevant District Council to implement any sponsorship agreement. District Councils have statutory powers under S96(4) of the Highways Act 1980 to undertake planting schemes within the publicly maintainable highway, with the County Council’s consent.

2.2 Under S42 of the Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1890 District Councils have powers to authorize the erection of statues and monuments in any street or public place within their district.

2.3 Sponsorship may take the form of Planting / Landscaping or ‘Civic Art’ (monument, statue or sculpture).

3. Policy

3.1 Hampshire County Council supports the concept of roundabouts on the public highway being enhanced by means of a sponsorship agreement with a third party (local business, Parish Council etc) if the agreement is in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the sponsorship of roundabouts procedure.

Version No:   1.1

Effective from:   14/10/2010

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