Following the recommendations set out in the independent report, commissioned by DfT, “The Resilience of England’s Transport Systems in Winter often referred to as the “Quarmby Report” , the NWSRG Steering Group is now a Technical Sub-Group of the UK Roads Board. In turn this is part of the UK Roads Liaison Group family of organisations. The NWSRG Steering Group comprises of members elected by the NWSRG membership and other invitees from the public sector representing national interests. Thus the NWSRG provides oversight and liaison for the development of guidance and new knowledge for the UK public roads sector.
Composition of the Group
Members – who contribute funds, experience, information and direction
Industry Associates – who provide experience, information and practical support
Consultants – who provide experience and develop new knowledge – delivering the work
Members are generally road owners and operators for the UK public roads network. Thus UK Local Authorities along with National Government bodies and their Agencies make up the majority of the membership. Only members have voting rights to ensure independence of published work
Industry Associates are manufacturers, material and equipment suppliers and suppliers of services engaged in the winter service industry. Industry Associates may contribute equipment, materials and experience to individual elements of the work programme.
Consultants carry out the work for the NWSRG. They are instructed by the NWSRG Steering Group and Working Groups are formed for individual elements of delivery.
Members of LCRIG are also provided with a Member Profile. This service provides each member with the opportunity to share their organisation’s details, job opportunities, news, videos and links to key information. Members are also able to request for LCRIG to facilitate communication between members and the wider highways community.