Have your say on Hampshire highways and transport

Hampshire residents are being asked for their views on Hampshire County Council’s range of highways and transport services – including the condition of roads, provision for cyclists, public transport and how utilities’ works, such as gas and water for example, are managed on the road network

Jul 11 2023

The National Highways and Transport Network’s annual public satisfaction survey is open to all local highways authorities and Hampshire County Council is a long-standing participant. The 2023 survey is now open for views from all Hampshire residents and other stakeholders until 31 October 2023. 

Councillor Nick Adams-King, Executive Lead Member for Universal Services at Hampshire County Council, said: “We know the positive impact that good roads have on people’s quality of life, as well as the part this plays in supporting the local economy so the outcome of surveys like this is a helpful indicator of our performance. We also know that following the heavy rainfall and freezing temperatures we experienced during the winter, there has been a significant increase in road defects such as potholes. I’m pleased to say that highways crews are working hard to repair those, seven days a week, resulting in a record number of repairs at over 2,000 each week.  We would be grateful if as many people as possible could take a few minutes of their time to complete this survey so we can continue to improve and deliver a high quality service.” 

Cllr Adams-King added: “Looking after Hampshire’s network of over 5,500 miles of road remains a key priority for us, despite the reduced Government funding, the high cost of inflation on construction work and materials and pressures on our budget due to increasing demands in areas like social care and waste.   Our additional investment to date, is still not enough to keep up which is why we’re proposing to spend a further £22.5 million over the next three years on highways maintenance.”

People can take part in the survey by visiting: https://www.hants.gov.uk/transport/nht-surveys

As well as being available online, the survey has also been sent out in the post to a random representative sample of residents to fill in. Those who receive a paper copy are encouraged to complete the survey and return it.

Answers provided will be compared with the views given by residents, across England and Scotland, about their own local authority’s highways and transport operations.

Further information about the survey and past results is available at: https://nhtnetwork.org