LCRIG announces new Affiliate Membership category

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has launched a new, Affiliate Member category, with TRL and Geoplace both signing up.  

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’. 

Benefits of becoming an Affiliate Member include: 

  • 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. 

TRL brings to the LCRIG community more than 80 years of domain research and technical advice that has pioneered better ways for people and goods to move around communities.    

With this long view and embedded expertise, TRL can offer a certainty of perspective: TRL invests in its own research to create a view beyond the current horizon and understand the interplay of the market forces driving changes in the transportation sector. Today its work is at the cutting edge of transport decarbonisation, leading investigations into new mobility concepts, guiding the developing of safe autonomous transport systems and technologies, and exploring opportunities from digitisation.  

Paul Campion, CEO of TRL, said: “Joining LCRIG is a positive step for TRL; it’s a way for us to help local authorities of all types and sizes to meet their modernisation agendas. We think it is important that local democracy plays its part in the transport revolution, and especially in deciding on the adoption of new technologies. As an innovation forum, LCRIG is an important collaboration hub, and we believe most of the challenges around the future of transport can only be solved through cooperation.“   

GeoPlace is a joint venture between the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey.  

Managing Director Nick Chapallaz said: “We have a strong and productive relationship with every district, county and unitary council in England and Wales to support, maintain and deliver definitive national address and street information. Our street data, the National Street Gazetteer (NSG) was originally created in the late 1990s to be able to coordinate street works. It is now used extensively in local authorities and the utility sector to manage all street works, road work, highways and network management duties, alongside underpinning other services such as environmental management and bin collection. 

“We are very supportive of LCRIG’s mission to innovate and bring together the wider highways community and have been impressed by the energy in which it does that. We’re looking forward to getting involved to make the most of our membership and contribute to LCRIG’s work.” 

Organisations interested in becoming an Affiliate Member must meet a set of membership requirements. For further information contact Secretariat & Executive Officer Susanne Ingham at susanne.ingham@lcrig.org.uk