Our mission

LCRIG’s mission is to facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration and to act as a conduit between the ‘highways community’ consisting of politicians, councils, council groups, the supply chain (including utilities), associations, academia, key organisations and the media.

LCRIG also supports the Department for Transport, working in partnership with the ‘highways community’, to enable change through using innovative techniques not only to help achieve savings and efficiencies but to ensure that we all work together to ensure that road users see improved highway services maintained to a standard that people expect and deserve.

Our people

Origins

Will’s initial vision was to elevate the status of highways to empower Elected Members with the information needed to decide the future of the road network for the next generation.  To do this, Will needed to secure the correct level of funding for the future of Blackpool’s roads.  Being dissatisfied with the nationally accepted standard approach of highway condition surveys and systems, it was necessary to establish a new method to understand how the town’s infrastructure was performing now and long into the future.  Will, in collaboration with the private sector and York University, developed an innovative ‘treatment survey’ and new deterioration modelling techniques to obtain accurate information to enable him to build a robust business case, in austere times, to confidently identify the true state of the highway network and convince and give confidence to the Elected Members to make the bold decision to invest £30M in the ‘Project 30’ highway regeneration flagship project.

Will ensured that this new method was scalable, transferable, repeatable and sustainable and created the RAMS Framework contract, available to all councils in the UK.  It has now been utilised by over 30 councils, with the complete ‘buy in’ from Elected Members and it has successfully accounted for over £500 million invested in the UK’s highway network.  This subsequently led each council to successfully restore their network, gaining national recognition and restoring public confidence.  Blackpool Council received recognition from the industry for ‘Project 30’ by being awarded the CIHT Asset Management Award 2013 and the NHT Best Performance Award for Public Satisfaction in 2014.

Will established LCRIG in 2013 to encourage councils to work together and with the ‘highways community’ to support the Department for Transport to deliver innovation on a national level.  This collaborative approach enables the councils to maximise their opportunity to use new innovative technology, available from the supply chain (our Associate Members and Utility Members), that saves money, increase efficiency, improves safety and ensures that councils have access to innovative highway products and services for the benefit of all road users .

“It is vital that the highways sector keeps innovating, sharing and communicating latest developments.”

COLLABORATE WITH THE HIGHWAYS COMMUNITY

LCRIG supports the ‘highways community’ by setting up, organising or facilitating CPD presentations, technical training days, member meetings, round table discussions and introductions. Members can also benefit from virtual support through our members’ area, by email and over the phone.

Members of LCRIG are also provided with a Member Profile. This service provides each member with the opportunity to share their organisation’s details, job opportunities, news, videos and links to key information. Members are also able to request for LCRIG to facilitate communication between members and the wider highways community.

Become a Member

Our Member types

Council

Partner

Associate

Consultant

Key Organisation

Academia

Utilities

Affiliate

Council Membership

We provide our services free of charge to our Council Members.
Services
  • Member Councils work in partnership at the LCRIG meetings to share their skills, knowledge and experience to enhance their Self-Assessment scores and to learn from each other about new innovative techniques and services introduced by the supply chain.
  • Member Councils are invited to meet and consult with the Department of Transport at the LCRIG meetings (whenever possible).
  • Council representatives are invited to attend regional CPD accredited Technical Training Days organised in conjunction with specialist associations and the supply chain.
  • Council representatives are invited to attend and participate at the ‘Strictly Highways’ Annual conference, networking event, exhibition and the DfT Special Recognition Awards ceremony.
  • Member Councils are invited to participate within the ‘working groups’ to discuss and debate compliance, standards, policies and regulations.
  • All Councils are provided with the opportunity to share their news with the wider industry through the LCRIG newsletter.
  • LCRIG will organise CPD working lunches to facilitate the introduction of the supply chain to the individual Councils.
  • LCRIG will organise Meet the Buyer days for Member Councils.
  • LCRIG staff are available to help Council Members with enquiries for supplier information, event details, industry resources and support either by email, online or by telephone.
  • Many other services are available and more will become available soon. These will include support with buying, leasing and selling vehicles and plant, announcement of contract and tender opportunities and much more.
Website Services
  • Each Member Council will be provided with a Profile Page within the LCRIG website to share key information about the council, share news, videos, case studies and job opportunities.
  • Member Councils are provided with access to the Forum to communicate, discuss and debate.
  • Member Councils are provided with access to the Video Library and the Documents Library.
  • Member Councils are invited to upload and share their job opportunities within the recruitment section of the website.
  • Coming soon….Access will be provided to the Self-Assessment Portal to the Asset Manager responsible for Self-Assessment.

Membership Requirements

There is no charge, all we ask is for each Council to support LCRIG’s commitment to facilitating communication, collaboration and innovation throughout the ‘highways community’.

We simply require a signed declaration from the Portfolio Holder / Leader and a Director of Service to demonstrate the commitment from the Council in support of LCRIG’s requests:

  1. For each Council to collaborate and participate either within the LCRIG regional group meetings, the national conference and/or within the ‘working groups’ and Technical Training Days.
  2. For each Council to manage, update and maintain their Profile on the website with support from LCRIG.
  3. For each Council to share their vacancies and post them on the website
  4. For each Council to communicate with the supply chain through LCRIG.
  5. To share news of innovative new products or services procured.
  6. A willingness to trial new products and services and to share successes and challenges.
  7. To participate and contribute to the Innovation Register.
  8. A willingness to train and recruit graduates and apprentices.
  9. A willingness to participate and contribute to LCRIG Questionnaires and Surveys on behalf of the DfT, and/or other key organisations and Associations for the benefit of all Councils.

We require all Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

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Partner Membership

We provide our services free of charge to Partner Members (Associations and Council Groups).
Services
  • Partner Members are invited to meet and consult with the Department of Transport at the LCRIG meetings (whenever possible).
  • Partner Members are invited to collaborate with LCRIG to deliver regional CPD accredited Technical Training Days.
  • Partner Members are invited to attend and participate at the ‘Strictly Highways’ Annual conference, networking event, exhibition and the DfT Special Recognition Awards ceremony.
  • Partner Members are invited to participate within the ‘working groups’ to discuss and debate compliance, standards, policies and regulations.
  • Partner Members are provided with the opportunity to share their news with the wider industry through the LCRIG newsletter.
  • LCRIG staff are available to help Partner Members with enquiries for supplier information, event details, industry resources and support either by email, online or by telephone.
Website Services
  • Partner Members will be provided with a Profile Page within the LCRIG website to share key information about the organisation, share news, videos, case studies and job opportunities.
  • Partner Members are provided with access to the Forum to communicate, discuss and debate.
  • Partner Members are provided with access to the Video Library and the Documents Library in the Members area.
  • Partner Member are invited to upload and share their job opportunities within the recruitment section of the website.

Membership Requirements

There is no charge, all we ask is for each Partner Member to support LCRIG’s commitment to facilitating communication, collaboration and innovation throughout the ‘highways community’.

We require all Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

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Associate Membership

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) provides Members with a unique platform to engage with councils, the DfT and the wider highways community.

Associate Member – Organisations providing products or services to highways sector

By joining LCRIG you will connect with a community of like-minded councils, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.

LCRIG’s mission is to facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration, whilst also helping the highways community achieve Net Zero.

A community interest company, accredited to ISO 44001, the international standard for collaboration, LCRIG’s purpose is to ‘give back’, promoting collaboration that will ultimately see improved highway services, maintained to a standard that road users expect and deserve.

By becoming a member of LCRIG, you will gain access to a diverse range of membership benefits that will directly support your business.

Associate Member Services
  • Exclusive use of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) ‘member’ logo for promotional literature.
  • Certificate of Associate membership.
  • Quarterly member briefing – 3 virtual events and 1 live event
  • Quarterly member update newsletter
  • Access to Ask the DfT webinars
  • Access to LCRIG industry intelligence and sector reports
  • Influence and engage with LCRIG to develop sector led initiatives
  • Opportunity to access the LCRIG Infrastructure Innovation Board and Innovation Fund
  • Access to the LCRIG Technical Advisory Panel
  • Exclusive access to working groups
  • Priority access to LCRIG events
  • Member discount on LCRIG events, services and advertising
  • Opportunity to share member news, announcements and events across LCRIG media platforms
  • Access to our dedicated team of LCRIG staff, available to support your business with general enquiries, event information and other industry intelligence by phone, email or online
  • Exclusive member profile on the LCRIG website. This allows members to share news, vacancies, videos, case studies and key information about their people and organisation
  • Access to the members only area on the website.
Associate Membership is £1,500 plus vat p.a.
Please note: Associate membership is a contract for a 12-month period. A three (3) month notice period is required to cancel the membership.

Membership Requirements

We require all Associate Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct. This is to ensure that our Council Members are not overburdened with too many direct requests.

 

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Consultant Membership

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) provides Members with a unique platform to engage with councils, the DfT and the wider highways community.

By joining LCRIG you will connect with a community of like-minded councils, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.

LCRIG’s mission is to facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration, whilst also helping the highways community achieve Net Zero.

A community interest company, accredited to ISO 44001, the international standard for collaboration, LCRIG’s purpose is to ‘give back’, promoting collaboration that will ultimately see improved highway services, maintained to a standard that road users expect and deserve.

Consultant Member – Consultant organisations providing products or services to highways sector.

By becoming a member of LCRIG, you will gain access to a diverse range of membership benefits that will directly support your business.

Consultant Member Services
  • Exclusive use of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) ‘member’ logo for promotional literature.
  • Certificate of membership.
  • Quarterly member briefing – 3 virtual events and 1 live event
  • Quarterly member update newsletter
  • Access to Ask the DfT webinars
  • Access to LCRIG industry intelligence and sector reports
  • Influence and engage with LCRIG to develop sector led initiatives
  • Opportunity to access the LCRIG Infrastructure Innovation Board and Innovation Fund
  • Access to the LCRIG Technical Advisory Panel
  • Exclusive access to working groups
  • Priority access to LCRIG events
  • Member discount on LCRIG events, services and advertising
  • Opportunity to share member news, announcements and events across LCRIG media platforms
  • Access to our dedicated team of LCRIG staff, available to support your business with general enquiries, event information and other industry intelligence by phone, email or online
  • Exclusive member profile on the LCRIG website. This allows members to share news, vacancies, videos, case studies and key information about their people and organisation
  • Access to the members only area on the website.
Consultant Membership is £1,500 plus vat p.a.
Please note: Consultant membership is a contract for a 12-month period. A three (3) month notice period is required to cancel the membership.

Membership Requirements

We require all Consultant Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct. This is to ensure that our Council Members are not overburdened with too many direct requests.

 

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Key Organisation Membership

We provide our services free of charge to Key Organisation Members.
Services
  • Key Organisation Members are invited to meet and consult with the Department of Transport at the LCRIG meetings (whenever possible).
  • Key Organisation Members are invited to collaborate with LCRIG, Partner Members and Associate Members to deliver regional CPD accredited Technical Training Days.
  • Key Organisation Members are invited to attend and participate at the ‘Strictly Highways’ Annual conference, networking event, exhibition and the DfT Special Recognition Awards ceremony.
  • Key Organisation Members are invited to participate within the ‘working groups’ to discuss and debate compliance, standards, policies and regulations.
  • Key Organisation Members are provided with the opportunity to share their news with the wider industry through the LCRIG newsletter.
  • LCRIG staff are available to help Key Organisation Members with enquiries for supplier information, event details, industry resources and support either by email, online or by telephone.
Website Services
  • Key Organisation Members will be provided with a Profile Page within the LCRIG website to share key information about the organisation, share news, videos, case studies and job opportunities.
  • Key Organisation Members are provided with access to the Forum to communicate, discuss and debate.
  • Key Organisation members are provided with access to the Video Library and the Documents Library in the Members area.
  • Key Organisation Member are invited to upload and share their job opportunities within the recruitment section of the website.

Membership Requirements

There is no charge, all we ask is for each Key Organisation Member to support LCRIG’s commitment to facilitating communication, collaboration and innovation throughout the ‘highways community’.

We require all Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

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Academia Membership

We provide our services free of charge to Academia Members.
Services
  • Academia Members are invited to work in partnership with LCRIG.
  • Academia Members are invited to attend and participate at the ‘Strictly Highways’ Annual conference, networking event, exhibition and the DfT Special Recognition Awards ceremony.
  • Academia Members are invited to participate within the ‘working groups’ to discuss and shape sector apprenticeships, training course content and to collaborate with the ‘highways community’ to ensure that qualifications and courses are structured to meet the needs of the highway sector.
  • Academia Members are invited to share their news, open days and course information with the ‘highways community’ through the LCRIG newsletter.
  • Academia Members are encouraged to invite LCRIG members to visit to present to and meet with students and staff.
Website Services
  • Academia Members will be provided with a Profile Page within the LCRIG website to share news and links to courses, apprenticeships and training programmes.
  • Academia Members are also invited to share key information and contact details on their Profile Page.
  • Academia Members are provided with access to the Forum to communicate, discuss and debate.
  • Academia Members are provided with access to the Video Library and the Documents Library in the Members area.
  • Academia Members are also invited to share information about training events and open days within the events section of the website.

Membership Requirements

There is no charge, all we ask is for each Academia Member to support LCRIG’s commitment to facilitating communication, collaboration and innovation throughout the ‘highways community’.

We require all Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

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Utilities Membership

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) provides Members with a unique platform to engage with councils, the DfT and the wider highways community.

By joining LCRIG you will connect with a community of like-minded councils, organisations and individuals, all of whom are driving change through innovation and technological advances across the local roads network.

LCRIG’s mission is to facilitate fresh thinking in innovation and collaboration, whilst also helping the highways community achieve Net Zero.

A community interest company, accredited to ISO 44001, the international standard for collaboration, LCRIG’s purpose is to ‘give back’, promoting collaboration that will ultimately see improved highway services, maintained to a standard that road users expect and deserve.

Utilities Member – Utilities organisations providing products or services to highways sector.

By becoming a member of LCRIG, you will gain access to a diverse range of membership benefits that will directly support your business.

Utilities Member Services
  • Exclusive use of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) ‘member’ logo for promotional literature.
  • Certificate of membership.
  • Quarterly member briefing – 3 virtual events and 1 live event
  • Quarterly member update newsletter
  • Access to Ask the DfT webinars
  • Access to LCRIG industry intelligence and sector reports
  • Influence and engage with LCRIG to develop sector led initiatives
  • Opportunity to access the LCRIG Infrastructure Innovation Board and Innovation Fund
  • Access to the LCRIG Technical Advisory Panel
  • Exclusive access to working groups
  • Priority access to LCRIG events
  • Member discount on LCRIG events, services and advertising
  • Opportunity to share member news, announcements and events across LCRIG media platforms
  • Access to our dedicated team of LCRIG staff, available to support your business with general enquiries, event information and other industry intelligence by phone, email or online
  • Exclusive member profile on the LCRIG website. This allows members to share news, vacancies, videos, case studies and key information about their people and organisation
  • Access to the members only area on the website.
Utilities Membership is £1,500 plus vat p.a.
Please note: Utilities membership is a contract for a 12-month period. A three (3) month notice period is required to cancel the membership.

Membership Requirements

We require all Utilities Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct. This is to ensure that our Council Members are not overburdened with too many direct requests.

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Affiliate Membership

We provide our services free of charge to Affiliate Members
Services
  • Affiliate Members are invited to collaborate with LCRIG to deliver regional CPD accredited Technical Training Days, Webinars and to participate within Special Interest Groups and Forums.
  • Affiliate Members are invited to attend and participate at the ‘Strictly Highways’ Annual conference, networking event, exhibition and the DfT Special Recognition Awards ceremony.
  • Affiliate Members are invited to participate within the ‘Working Groups’ to discuss and debate compliance, standards, policies and regulations.
  • Affiliate Members are provided with the opportunity to share their news with the wider industry through the LCRIG Insight (weekly e-newsletter) and the LCRIG Website..
  • LCRIG staff are available to help Affiliate Members with enquiries either by email, online or by telephone.
Website Services
  • Affiliate Members are provided with a Profile Page within the LCRIG website to share key information about the organisation, share news, videos, case studies and job opportunities.
  • Affiliate Members are provided with access to the Forum to communicate, discuss and debate.
  • Affiliate Members are provided with access to the Video Library and the Documents Library in the Members area.
  • Affiliate Members are invited to upload and share their job opportunities within the recruitment section of the website.

Membership Requirements

There is no charge for Affiliate Members to join LCRIG, all we ask is for each Affiliate Member to support LCRIG’s commitment to facilitate communication, collaboration and innovation throughout the ‘highways community’. Affiliate Members must be:-

  1. Recognised by the highways community as innovators in the sector.
  2. Willing to support and share ideas freely with all other members.
  3. To lobby their peers on behalf of the LCRIG Highways Community.
  4. Be prepared to bring Local and National government (publicly owned) learning to members by way of dedicated information exchanges.
  5. To be willing to promote LCRIG members and membership in their literature.
  6. Support training of the members through the provision of the most up-to-date ideas and technologies.
  7. Provision of learning and/or meeting facilities to the group and its membership on an appropriately organised basis.
  8. A willingness to enable key personnel to participate within LCRIG Webinars, Special Interest Groups and Forum discussions.
  9. To consider offering LCRIG members with beneficial/discounted service provision.

We require all Members to comply with LCRIG’s Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.

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