Last chance to submit questions for #AsktheDfT event

Members of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) have one last chance to put their questions in for consideration ahead of the first #AsktheDfT event. 

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 is taking place on 28 April at 10am and 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: “There’s still time to submit your question for consideration, but you’ll need to be quick as we need them with us by next Monday (19 April).”  

The event is 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.   

The event will also feature a celebration of Steve Berry’s contribution to the sector and we’ll be inviting attendees to share ‘stories’ about Steve with the DfT and the audience. Mr Berry, who was the Department for Transport’s head of highways maintenance, innovation and resilience, passed away last Wednesday (7 April) at his home, surrounded by his family. He had been ill for a few months after being diagnosed with incurable cancer towards the end of last year.

You can register for the event here:

Please send any questions for consideration through to Alec Peachey at  Note that these must be submitted by no later than 19 April. 

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