Comment & Opinion: Using technology to plug the council funding gap

By Richard Talbott, Head of Marketing, StarTraq The Covid crisis will force councils to make ‘deep cuts’ to services. Councils warn of a budget shortfall. UK councils fear bankruptcy amid Covid-19 costs. Just some of the headlines from the past year that reflect the funding disaster facing UK Councils.  Costs for Councils have risen due […]

Multevo strength Civil Engineering Division with new appointment

Multevo has appointed Luke Dean as Civil Engineering Contracts Manager to support recent service delivery successes across the UK. The Constructionline Gold company created the civils arm of the business to help support its popular nationwide highway maintenance operations using the Multihog to deliver highway maintenance services. Multevo is also the UK distributor for the […]

Final chance to register for LCRIG webinar

There’s less than a week left to register for LCRIG’s next webinar which will feature a discussion around the digital challenge facing local highway authorities.  Delivered in association with Fitzpatrick Advisory, the event, which is taking place next Tuesday (20 April) at 2pm, is entitled ‘Digital revolution without casualties’ and will examine the following: How […]

Wokingham Borough Council receives extra funding for air quality

Wokingham Borough Council has received an additional £259,000 from the government to improve the air quality in the area. The money is from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)and the council will work alongside the Public Protection Partnership (PPP), to reach its aim of becoming carbon-neutral by 2030. The council, which has declared […]

Politicians’ secrets revealed in this week’s Highways Voices

“I loved being a Minister, but not being an MP”. That’s the admission from two former transport ministers in this week’s Highways Voices podcast, which hears from Conservative Steve Norris, who served in the John Major government in the 90s, and Labour’s Stephen Ladyman, a minister under Tony Blair a decade later. Listen here. In […]

Transport for Buckinghamshire launches new road safety campaign

Transport for Buckinghamshire has launched a new road safety campaign aimed at informing drivers tto ‘share the road’ safely. Throughout April, Transport for Buckinghamshire’s road safety initiative, Travel Safe Bucks, will be focusing on the ‘Share the Road’ campaign. This supports the Thames Valley Police and Hampshire Constabulary ongoing ‘Two Wheels’ campaign, looking at biker, […]

East Riding Council starts surface dressing programme

Work is underway on a £2.3million road improvement scheme across the East Riding. Over the next five months, the highways crews will upgrade road surfaces at 207 locations. Around 13,000 tonnes of stone chippings will be laid on 67 miles of road, from A roads to unclassified routes. This year’s surface dressing programme has been […]

Bam Nuttall to deliver A27 Arundel bypass works

Bam Nuttall is to deliver the main works package on the A27 Arundel bypass project. The company forms part of the Linkconnex consortium, that also includes AECOM and Mace, which has been working on the design and preliminary stage of the project since the end of 2018. Construction News now reports that the consortium will […]

Last Routemaster bus service leaves London’s streets

Transport for London has decided to retire the last regular service of Routemaster buses. Twenty of the iconic buses (pictured) were running during the summer months on the Route 15, but it has been decided it is uneconomic to continue based on lower ridership due to Coronavirus and subsequent government restrictions. London’s Evening Standard reports […]


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