Camden Borough is pioneering the success of reactive works in the city
01 April 2009
Helen was pleased with the way the contracts noticing system could easily integrate with the Symology asset management and street registration system, as this had previously caused her concern. She stated "The Oyster system has made all our lives easier, all the noticing problems are handled with a simple and effective solution".
The Traffic Management Act 2004 placed a new 'network management duty' on Camden (as with all councils) as a traffic authority to manage and secure the expeditious movement of traffic on their road network and to facilitate traffic movement on other traffic authorities' road networks. The act also requires the appointment of a traffic manager. In response to these new legislative requirements, Camden re-organised its highways management team and introduced a new role, the network co-ordinator, as well as introducing new systems to help them manage their network more effectively and communicate better with other relevant bodies.
They have now gone further still and produced a network management plan which sets out their approach to meeting the network management duty. The production of the plan is not a statutory requirement, however it is an opportunity for Camden to be transparent about how they are meeting the new duty and the procedures they are putting in place to assist this process.
This rigorous approach to TMA compliance has also then seen Camden pushing the responsibility of electronic noticing for highways maintenance work down to its contractors which is certainly what we are seeing more of across the country but especially in London as the TMA progresses.» Return to homepage