Newlands Lane, Wiltshire

The highway authority had no budget to maintain the lane, so permission was given to open up the lane and cut back the overgrowth to allow the sun to dry out the wet sections. Additionally, at the lowest point, the drainage ditches had become blocked, so these needed clearing out. Opening up blocked sections of the culvert and clearing out silted up sections of the ditches helped water to flow again. Rubble was used to fill in the very soft section, mainly silt run off from the hill behind. The result improved access for all users.