|Aller's Lengthsman - Craig Howe|
Highway maintenance by Parish Lengthsmen is not a new concept. Many years ago men were given lengths of highway to maintain and were expected to do everything necessary to keep their sections of road up to scratch. Such men became known as lengthsmen and they took great pride in their area.
Unfortunately mechanisation and reducing budgets proved the downfall of the labour intensive lengthsmen. Recently, however, it was recognised that an opportunity existed to provide an improved level of service to Turn Hill parishes via the Lengthsman Scheme. The scheme represents value for money for the parishes, with savings being made through the lengthsman doing work that the parishes would otherwise have to pay outside contractors to do.
We welcome suggestions for jobs that need doing in the village, we already have a list that keeps growing but if there is something you think should be added, please contact David Mayor, Parish Council Chairman.