Essex County Council takes a different approach to getting people on their bikes

Essex County Council (ECC) is offering free adult cycling training across the county up until the end of March 2022. Working in partnership with the Safer Essex Roads Partnership (SERP), the training is delivered by qualified cycling instructors. The beginners’ course comprises four 45-minute sessions and the confidence-boosting and advanced training comprises one two-hour session. […]

A303 Stonehenge approval to be re-considered

Plans to dual the A303 at Stonehenge could be re-approved in 2022 despite a successful court challenge. The Department for Transport (DfT) granted permission to National Highways in late-2020 to dual the A303 near the World Heritage Site at a cost of £1.7bn, via a new tunnel. The High Court quashed this decision in July 2021 following a successful judicial review by […]

Shropshire Council workers praised after Storm Arwen efforts

Shropshire Council workers, partners and volunteers have been praised for their clean-up efforts in the aftermath of Storm Arwen. Workers provided around the clock service last week to ensure that the county’s roads remain open and accessible in the wake of damage and disruption caused by the storm. Mark Barrow, executive director of place with […]

New solutions considered for Queensferry Crossing “ice bombs”

Officials at Scotland’s Queensferry Crossing are considering fitting snow-repelling coatings or steel mesh to its 288 cables. The Scotland on Sunday newspaper has learned a French lab is testing solutions with results expected this week, but it is not known how quickly the chosen option to combat ice “accretion” on the bridge could be installed […]


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