Thatcham doubles apprentice intake

The motor insurers’ R&D centre Thatcham Research is going to take on two major intakes of new starters planned in the Autumn, with over 150 what it calls much-needed apprentices set to join its programme this year. The first 35 apprentices started on Monday 27 September, followed by a second group which is due to start […]

Highways News announces second theme week focusing on highways maintenance

Highways News is calling on the highways maintenance sector to get in touch with ideas for content for its second ever theme week. It is looking for suggestions not only for news for its daily newsletter relating to maintenance and surface treatments, but suggestions and ideas for case studies, technical articles, thought leadership or interviews, […]

LCRIG achieves ISO 44001 certification

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) has achieved certification to the international standard, ISO 44001, representing a global first for an organisation of its type. ISO 44001 represents a new generation of international standard with a focus on behaviours, organisational culture and management processes providing a common platform to underpin sustainable business relationships and […]

Electric bike pilot scheme in Wales already winning favour with residents

An electric bike pilot scheme that has received more than £1 million of funding from the Welsh Government is already helping local residents to swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales. The electric bike loan scheme, run by Sustrans, offers a range of battery-assisted electric bikes for free on long-term loan for […]

Final phases of £4m Scarborough junction improvements to begin

A £4m project to ease congestion and to improve safety at four key junctions in Scarborough is nearing completion as work is set to begin on the final junction on Monday (October 4). The Scalby Road, Stepney Road and Falsgrave Road junction will be widened and the existing mini-roundabout replaced with traffic signals. Scalby Road […]

Reading Borough Council approves plans for three-year fleet replacement programme

Reading Borough Council has approved plans for a three-year fleet replacement programme which aims to support the council’s ambition to move to net zero. The plan will include the introduction of cargo bikes and e-bikes. Councillor Tony Page, lead member for Environment, Planning and Transport, added: “The industry is relatively new and so balancing what […]

IPC Annual Conference prepares the way for the new unified Code of Practice

There is a ‘significant cultural shift’ underway in the private parking sector as the industry prepares for the introduction of a new unified Code of Practice, according to Will Hurley, Chief Executive of the International Parking Community (IPC|). Speaking at his opening address to several hundred delegates attending the International Parking Community’s 2021 Annual Conference, […]

DASA searches for solutions to put a stop to e-scooter and e-bike crime

The government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) is looking for solutions, innovative capabilities and ideas for stopping or preventing E-Scooter and E-Bike enabled crime at any maturity level. This includes solutions that allow E-Scooters, E-Bikes or suspects using them unlawfully to be electronically located post event, to reduce the need for a vehicle pursuit, it […]

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