Whilst not quite space travel, this week has been a landmark week for LCRIG in so much that we have been through our final assessment against the international standard for collaboration ISO44001 by the accredited body BMTRADA.
I’m delighted to say, with a couple of bumps along the way, we have met the requirement and passed the assessment with flying colours.
I believe we represent the only organisation of our type in the world to achieve independent certification to ISO44001 – something we all should be very proud of.
The DfT have supported this initiative as they understand the true value of collaboration and will now be able to make the point to Government that over half of the local highway authority’s in England are part of a single collaborative effort that meets the exacting requirements of the ISO. No other Government Department is in this position.
So LCRIG is now a Community Interest Company that is independently certified to ISO44001 but our aspirations don’t stop here, we have so much more we want to achieve.
With the continued support of DfT and all our Members nothing is too daunting, so make sure you get involved in shaping the future direction for LCRIG by taking a more active role in one or more of our initiatives such as Social Value, Climate Change, the LCRIG/Steve Berry Innovation Fund or our planned Training Academy.
Just get in touch to make yourself known and we will do the rest.
A UK-wide £150,000 competition by the Trustees of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund will close on 22nd October. The Trustees are offering grants of up to a possible £150,000, plus cash prizes of £5,000 for schools – to encourage new and creative thinking about what road users, and society as a whole, expect from the roads of the future.
Honouring the former council leader, who passed away in 2019, ‘Terry O’Neill Way’ is a 1.5km cycleway, with a brand new tarmac path, running between Hayley Road South in Burtonwood village, Warrington, and J8 of the M62.
TRL (Transport Research Laboratory) has published a paper to stimulate discussion among local authorities about the need and the means to achieve an integrated toolkit to improve decisions in highways asset management.