Decision details

Highway Memorials Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Neighbourhoods and Environment) on a new policy for the management of temporary roadside memorials, and permanent infrastructure on the highway.




That the new policy for Highway Memorials appended to the submitted report, be adopted.


Reason for Decision:


This policy will ensure the Council is able to sensitively support those affected by the death of a loved one and ensure their wishes can be facilitated whilst still delivering on statutory duties and powers in respect of the road network.


Other Options:


The Council could decide on an alternative approach, or to prohibit any temporary roadside memorials or permanent tributes.


Note: This is an Executive Function

Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee

Cabinet Member: Cllr Woodley

Report author: Sharon Harrington

Publication date: 15/01/2021

Date of decision: 14/01/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/01/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Accompanying Documents:


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