7 September 2023 | Collaboration

LCRIG’s Chief Executive, Paula Claytonsmith features on Highways Voices podcast

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group’s (LCRIG) Chief Executive, Paula Claytonsmith features on this week’s Highways Voices podcast.

In the podcast, Paula talks to Highways News about LCRIG’s skills project in collaboration with Salford Council and Salford College: “We are doing work in the area of skills working with Salford Council and Salford College, helping them put on their first apprenticeship programme for highways operatives, something that we are looking to perhaps potentially roll out into other regions.” Paula also tells how the organisation is so much more than an events organiser. “I’m also behind the scenes looking at how innovation adoption is more likely to happen in some authorities than in other authorities, and also, there’s the work that we do connecting councils to councils.”

During the interview, Paula looks ahead to next month’s Strictly Highways event which is taking place in Blackpool from 3-5 October and November’s Transport Technology Forum Autumn Update in Birmingham: “There are so many impactful policies coming out next year, whether it’s the national parking platform, whether it’s digital TROs, whether it’s quantum computing… whether it’s all the other areas that we know are happening around connected vehicles and so forth. So definitely a must attend.”

Listen to the podcast here.


You’ll also hear about other events you can be part of and how to enter the DfT Special Recognition awards, as well as news from the Highways News website and why Adrian Tatum has chosen an idea in Lincolnshire to win this week’s Adrian’s Accolade.