Things are really starting to ramp up now on the arrangements for Strictly Highways later this year. Whilst we have decided not to host a face-to-face conference I can promise you an event that will be informative, exciting and engaging addressing the main theme of climate change and providing councils with practical solutions about how to reach net zero. We are scheduling the event for early October so keep an eye out for further updates in the coming weeks ahead.
The LCRIG, Steve Berry Think Exceptional Innovation Fund sponsored by WJ is active and we have already received a number of expressions of interest in the first week so we are pleased that we will be playing our part in facilitating innovation in the sector by reviewing the submissions and taking forward those that are successful.
Our aim is to work collaboratively with these organisations with the aspiration that the highway service will ultimately be delivered faster, cheaper and better. The allocated innovation fund stands at £150k so let me encourage all of you innovators out there to share you ideas so we can jointly explore how we can help you to get your products and materials to market by removing some of the traditional barriers.
Finally, wish us luck for our two day ISO44001 final external assessment that takes place next Monday and Tuesday as this will represent a key step forward in the LCRIG journey that is all about making the day job easier for our Members.
Innovation | Collaboration | Environment | Our Work | 18 October 2021
After a career in highways spanning more than 40 years, Kieran Collins, Highways Commissioner at Cheshire West and Chester Council, is retiring next month (November). Here, he looks back fondly on his time in the sector and provides an update on his plans for the future.
Hampshire County Council is urging people to respect its frontline highways workforce in an effort to reduce the number of incidents of verbal abuse, threats of physical violence and aggressive behaviour by members of the public.