Stockport Council: LCRIG
Stockport Council is a member of the North-West sub-group as well as the wider national LCRIG. As the representative for Stockport, Emily Brough shares information from LCRIG with the rest of her team at the Council, helping to shape Stockport’s highway asset management and investment.
Stockport Council participate in LCRIG’s benchmarking exercises alongside the other local authority members, and this information is invaluable for informing, analysing and improving the highway services provided by each authority.
Emily finds that the most useful aspect is the opportunity for discussion between authorities about highway policies, requirements and service delivery. Although each authority is working towards the same aims, the group provides a platform for sharing different viewpoints and experiences, which in turn helps Stockport Council officers to explore and refine their own approach.
LCRIG delivers other tangible benefits: a representative from the Department of Transport frequently attends meetings, enabling the group to keep abreast of national policy, whilst the framework contract set up by Blackpool Council for condition surveys and asset management consultancy provides ready-made, fast procurement options for all highway authorities in England.
Technical Policy and Planning (Specialist), Highways & Transport, Stockport Council
Emily has worked in Stockport Council for 14 years. Her experience within Highways & Transport is primarily on the development of policies and strategies for the Council in the area of Transportation. Over the last 5 years this area of work has increasingly been focussed on asset management and maintenance policy.
Emily’s original expertise is in environmental management, and she now combines this with her highway knowledge to provide a more holistic view of the impact of Council policy.