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18 October 2021 | Innovation

Industry interview: A sense of pride

After a career in highways spanning more than 40 years, Kieran Collins, Highways Commissioner at Cheshire West and Chester Council, is retiring next month (November). Here, he looks back fondly on his time in the sector and provides an update on his plans for the future. 

11 October 2021 | Our Work

Strictly Extra now available to watch On Demand

The Strictly Highways 2021 live event has now finished, but there is still chance to register for free to visit the Exhibition Hall,  fill your swag bag, and catch-up with all of the presentations and live debates; additional presentations can also be watched on Strictly Extra.

29 September 2021 | Collaboration

LCRIG achieves ISO 44001 certification

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has achieved certification to the international standard, ISO 44001, representing a global first for an organisation of its type.

13 September 2021 | Innovation

DfT Special Recognition awards deadline - 17 September

The deadline for entries for the DfT Special Recognition Awards is this Friday (17 September). Delivered as part of Strictly Highways, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have gone the extra mile to deliver change in the sector. 

9 September 2021 | Our Work

View from the top: Upcoming conferences

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) looks ahead at the conferences he will be participating in over the coming months, both virtually and face to face.

26 August 2021 | Innovation

LCRIG and TTF announce new partnership agreement

Today (26 August) , the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) and the Transport Technology Forum (TTF), are announcing a new partnership to promote best practice, collaboration and innovation across the sector. 

11 August 2021 | Innovation

View from the top: Spotlight on innovation

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), participates in one of the most enjoyable events of his 40 years in highways - hearing innovation pitches from a variety of companies.

11 August 2021 | Environment

Industry interview: Recognising wellbeing

Jonathon Munslow, Asset and Infrastructure Group Manager and Traffic Manager for South Gloucestershire Council, talks to LCRIG about health and wellbeing in the highways sector.

29 July 2021 | Collaboration

View from the top: Another busy week

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), looks back on another busy few days for the organisation which saw delivery of its first 'In conversation' interview and submission reviews commence for the LCRIG/Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund.

29 July 2021 | Training

Industry interview: Addressing industry challenges

Past President of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG) John Lamb talks to LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey about some of the challenges facing the highways sector and why asset management is about more than just fixing potholes. 

22 July 2021 | Collaboration

View from the top: A global first for LCRIG...

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), announces LCRIG has become the first organisation of its type in the world to achieve independent certification to ISO44001, the international standard for collaboration.

20 July 2021 | Collaboration

One week to go until second #AsktheDfT event

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will once again have the opportunity to put questions directly to senior personnel from the Department for Transport (DfT) during our exclusive quarterly webinar series.  

20 July 2021 | Innovation

Have you submitted your application?

Local highway authorities, universities, private sector companies and innovative individuals are invited to submit applications for funding via the LCRIG website.

15 July 2021 | Collaboration

Industry Interview: Improving Reading's roads

Reading Borough Council recently accessed the LCRIG Project Amber Framework Agreement contract and this has allowed the local authority to accelerate its specialist concrete road investment programme whilst obtaining competitive prices and a quicker start to the project than the conventional approach. LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey caught up with Sam Shean, Reading's Streetcare Services Manager, to find out more. 

12 July 2021 | Innovation

Supporting new ideas and innovation

Ian Large, Chair of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's Infrastructure Innovation Board, provides an update on the role of the Board and outlines why innovation is key to driving change in the sector. 

8 July 2021 | Collaboration

View from the top: LCRIG DPS progress

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), updates members on the progress of the LCRIG Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

5 July 2021 | Our Work

Put your questions to the DfT

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) are being invited to ask questions about the development of a data standard at LCRIG’s second #AsktheDfT event which is taking place on 27 July. 

1 July 2021 | Collaboration

National Winter Service Research Group Survey

NWSRG has put out a call to action for local authority winter practitioners and other organisations involved in delivery of winter services to complete this survey, which will provide valuable information for the future direction of winter service research.

24 June 2021 | Innovation

LCRIG launches new Innovation Fund with support of WJ

A new £150,000 Innovation Fund for road surface treatments is being made available through the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) in partnership with the leading highway marking and safety business WJ Group, who are funding the project.

12 July 2021 | Collaboration

TfL commits to in-person JCT Symposium with delegates and speakers

This year’s in-person JCT Traffic Signals Symposium has received a major confidence boost with Transport for London committing to send ten delegates to the event. The two day symposium at Nottingham Trent University in September will welcome ten delegates from London’s transport operator, who will learn about and discuss the latest innovations in traffic management.

18 October 2021 | Innovation

Industry interview: A sense of pride

After a career in highways spanning more than 40 years, Kieran Collins, Highways Commissioner at Cheshire West and Chester Council, is retiring next month (November). Here, he looks back fondly on his time in the sector and provides an update on his plans for the future. 

11 October 2021 | Our Work

Strictly Extra now available to watch On Demand

The Strictly Highways 2021 live event has now finished, but there is still chance to register for free to visit the Exhibition Hall,  fill your swag bag, and catch-up with all of the presentations and live debates; additional presentations can also be watched on Strictly Extra.

29 September 2021 | Collaboration

LCRIG achieves ISO 44001 certification

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has achieved certification to the international standard, ISO 44001, representing a global first for an organisation of its type.

13 September 2021 | Innovation

DfT Special Recognition awards deadline - 17 September

The deadline for entries for the DfT Special Recognition Awards is this Friday (17 September). Delivered as part of Strictly Highways, the awards recognise companies and individuals who have gone the extra mile to deliver change in the sector. 

9 September 2021 | Our Work

View from the top: Upcoming conferences

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) looks ahead at the conferences he will be participating in over the coming months, both virtually and face to face.

26 August 2021 | Innovation

LCRIG and TTF announce new partnership agreement

Today (26 August) , the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) and the Transport Technology Forum (TTF), are announcing a new partnership to promote best practice, collaboration and innovation across the sector. 

11 August 2021 | Innovation

View from the top: Spotlight on innovation

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), participates in one of the most enjoyable events of his 40 years in highways - hearing innovation pitches from a variety of companies.

11 August 2021 | Environment

Industry interview: Recognising wellbeing

Jonathon Munslow, Asset and Infrastructure Group Manager and Traffic Manager for South Gloucestershire Council, talks to LCRIG about health and wellbeing in the highways sector.

29 July 2021 | Collaboration

View from the top: Another busy week

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), looks back on another busy few days for the organisation which saw delivery of its first 'In conversation' interview and submission reviews commence for the LCRIG/Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund.

29 July 2021 | Training

Industry interview: Addressing industry challenges

Past President of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group (LGTAG) John Lamb talks to LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey about some of the challenges facing the highways sector and why asset management is about more than just fixing potholes. 

22 July 2021 | Collaboration

View from the top: A global first for LCRIG...

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), announces LCRIG has become the first organisation of its type in the world to achieve independent certification to ISO44001, the international standard for collaboration.

20 July 2021 | Collaboration

One week to go until second #AsktheDfT event

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) will once again have the opportunity to put questions directly to senior personnel from the Department for Transport (DfT) during our exclusive quarterly webinar series.  

20 July 2021 | Innovation

Have you submitted your application?

Local highway authorities, universities, private sector companies and innovative individuals are invited to submit applications for funding via the LCRIG website.

15 July 2021 | Collaboration

Industry Interview: Improving Reading's roads

Reading Borough Council recently accessed the LCRIG Project Amber Framework Agreement contract and this has allowed the local authority to accelerate its specialist concrete road investment programme whilst obtaining competitive prices and a quicker start to the project than the conventional approach. LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey caught up with Sam Shean, Reading's Streetcare Services Manager, to find out more. 

12 July 2021 | Innovation

Supporting new ideas and innovation

Ian Large, Chair of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group's Infrastructure Innovation Board, provides an update on the role of the Board and outlines why innovation is key to driving change in the sector. 

8 July 2021 | Collaboration

View from the top: LCRIG DPS progress

Martin Duffy, Chief Executive of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG), updates members on the progress of the LCRIG Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS).

5 July 2021 | Our Work

Put your questions to the DfT

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) are being invited to ask questions about the development of a data standard at LCRIG’s second #AsktheDfT event which is taking place on 27 July. 

1 July 2021 | Collaboration

National Winter Service Research Group Survey

NWSRG has put out a call to action for local authority winter practitioners and other organisations involved in delivery of winter services to complete this survey, which will provide valuable information for the future direction of winter service research.

24 June 2021 | Innovation

LCRIG launches new Innovation Fund with support of WJ

A new £150,000 Innovation Fund for road surface treatments is being made available through the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) in partnership with the leading highway marking and safety business WJ Group, who are funding the project.

12 July 2021 | Collaboration

TfL commits to in-person JCT Symposium with delegates and speakers

This year’s in-person JCT Traffic Signals Symposium has received a major confidence boost with Transport for London committing to send ten delegates to the event. The two day symposium at Nottingham Trent University in September will welcome ten delegates from London’s transport operator, who will learn about and discuss the latest innovations in traffic management.

Innovation

18 October 2021 | Innovation

Ringway investing in Greener Fleet

Ringway, the specialist highway services company, has been fast tracking its way towards its target of 40% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 2030, delivering greener ways of working.

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Environment

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25 March 2021 | Innovation

Industry interview: Taking a collective approach

LCRIG is shining a light on women in highways. This week, Carol Valentine - Highways Project  Manager Live Labs at Kent County Council – highlights some of the challenges that need to be overcome to address the lack of diversity in the sector and talks about the work that her own authority is doing to drive forward innovation.

23 March 2021 | Innovation

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

In this article, Gaist’s Chief Executive, Steve Birdsall, and Chief Technology Officer, Dr Stephen Remde, talk openly about the role of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) not only for Gaist’s own developments but for the future of the wider highways sector as well as understanding why the role of A.I. is becoming vital and why it is important to know its limits.  

23 March 2021 | Environment

On-street EV chargepoint pilot in Hampshire

As part of Hampshire County Council’s carbon emissions plans across the local area, 50 new on-street EV chargepoints will be installed in Eastleigh and Winchester as part of a pilot scheme.

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