Roads, Highways and Pavements
Almost all of the road network in Cumbria is looked after by Cumbria Highways, a partnership between Cumbria County Council, Amey and Connect Roads, who work together on behalf of the county council.
Cumbria Highways manages and maintains around 4,784 miles (7,700km) of highway network, covering everything from major routes to minor rural roads.
The county council is also responsible for setting speed limits, gritting roads in winter and looking after hundreds of bridges, tens of thousands of street lights and other structures. They have a key role in coping with traffic accidents, civil emergencies, improving road safety and many other areas. This is a massive task and they currently spend more than £50 million on it each year.
We are responsible for cutting the grass in parks, open spaces, and on some grass verges.
The Education Department of Cumbria County Council are responsible for grass cutting on school grounds.
For Riverside Housing Association Properties (these used to be called Carlisle Housing Association houses) please deal directly with Riverside on 0845 270 2300.