Date for first #AsktheDfT event confirmed 

The date for LCRIG’s first ever #AsktheDfT webinar has been set – with members able to put their questions to senior personnel on 28 April.  

Our exclusive new quarterly webinar series will bring together a panel of experts to answer your questions, which will be focused around key topic areas.  

The first event will be focused on the Department for Transport’s local highways maintenance incentive fund, particularly around sustainability and decarbonisation. The DfT representatives taking part in this are Matthew Eglinton, Highways Maintenance and Innovation Policy Manager, Local Infrastructure; and Darren Capes, ITS Policy Lead, Traffic and Technology Division.  

LCRIG Content Director Alec Peachey said: “We are inviting members to submit questions in advance of each event and those that are chosen will be put to the experts. Audience members will be given the opportunity to ask the questions themselves as well as follow up. This will allow for interactive and engaging sessions with local authorities and the supply chain hearing first-hand from the DfT.”  

The webinars will be free to all members from both the public and private sectors. Local government non-members (i.e. all local highway authorities) will also be able to attend. Only those who are members of LCRIG will be eligible to ask questions in advance of each webinar. Private sector organisations who are not members will not be able to participate in the events.    

Details of how to register for the event will be released nearer to the time. Please send any questions for consideration through to Alec Peachey at  

Organisations interested in becoming a member should contact Secretariat & Executive Officer Susanne Ingham at