Parish Lengthsman Required
Fordingbridge Town Council requires the services of a Parish Lengthsman to work on village upkeep duties across 12 parishes: Breamore, Damerham, Ellingham, Harbridge & Ibsley, Fordingbridge, Godshill, Hale, Hyde, Martin, Rockbourne, Sandleheath, Whitsbury and Woodgreen.
Some of the duties of the Parish Lengthsman include such tasks as:
• Clearing drainage grips, channels and outfalls
• Cleaning and making minor repairs to road signs and removing flyposting
• Clearing ditches
• Cleaning and minor repairs to bus shelters, noticeboards and benches
• Reporting defects and breakages
• Clearing footways and verges, including removing soil, and cutting back overgrown grass, weeds and hedges
The Lengthsman will be given a list of tasks to be done in each parish, spread over the year which will average out at approx. 6 days per month.
The Parish Lengthsman will be self-employed and need to have their own means of transport and tools to carry out the work. The lead parish is Fordingbridge, who will be the overall supervisor and make payment for this fixed term/contract.
The contract starts on the 1st October 2021, will run for one year and may be extended. The Lengthsman will be given introductory training in working safely, together with a half-day course in working safely near roads.
If you are interested in tendering for the contract, please write, email or telephone as detailed above, for the full documentation.
Closing date for applications, Tuesday 31st August 2021
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