Highways, transport, traffic and parking services in the boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham will be managed by one person as the two councils continue their commitment to sharing costs.
Mahmood Siddiqi is the new Director of Transportation and Highways for both boroughs. Mahmood was previously Head of Highways and Traffic at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. He has been at the Royal Borough for 11 years – initially as a Principal Engineer
He has worked at three London Boroughs in all, with Wandsworth and Westminster making up his experience. At RBKC, he is responsible for the widely-praised Exhibition Road scheme which looks to set new standards in public realm projects.
Cllr Nicholas Botterill, Deputy Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham and Cabinet Member for Environment said: “Issues with a heavily used inner London road network rarely respect borough boundaries so it makes sense to work extremely closely with neighbouring councils to solve the problems that face us all. By having a single Director of Highways and Transportation we hope to improve our responsiveness to transport issues across the two boroughs and save taxpayers’ money in the process.”
Cabinets for the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham also will share a chief executive from October 2011