Generally, no. Devolution means just that – devolving management, decision-making and operations to the local council, to deliver works as they see fit.
However, Parish & Town Councils who sign up do get a comprehensive Health and Safety briefing from Essex Highways professionals, covering the sorts of things the participating councils should consider. We also have a lead officer who can provide advice around the scope of the pilot and the grant agreement and finances.
The EALC can also provide advice, based on their extensive knowledge of Parish Council legislation.