RSTA Chair speaks to national media about ‘melting’ roads challenge across the UK

The Chair of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA), Keith Brett, has spoken to ITV Central about the challenge of ‘melting roads’ during high temperatures. He told ITV Central that the majority of road surfaces are very resilient, however consistent temperatures above 50C would see some change in the surface characteristics. Last week, the RSTA […]

Kent County Council considers closing roads for play streets

Kent County Council has said it is to consider temporary road closures to create safe spaces for children to play. The council was asked to introduce a “play street” scheme to improve physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people. It would involve closing a road to traffic for a few hours, on a regular […]

Aberdeenshire Council launches new round of funding for coastal communities

The latest round of Aberdeenshire Council’s Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme has started. Grants are being targeted at community groups, third sector organisations and small businesses on Aberdeenshire’s coastline and can fund a range of activities with positive economic, social or environmental impacts.   The fund distributes revenues generated by Crown Estate Scotland, with applications being assessed […]

Comment: Why net zero and Levelling Up are not possible without rural mobility

By Peter Ramsey and Giles Perkins Earlier this year, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Rural Powerhouse released its report responding to the levelling-up agenda, which revealed that the rural economy is 18% less productive than its urban counterparts – a gap which costs the UK economy £43 billion a year. As decision-makers in […]

Agilysis Launches Safe System Capacity Survey to evaluate situation across Britain

In anticipation of the release of the Road Safety Framework from the Department for Transport, Agilysis is launching a new national survey to understand the existing capacity we have for implementing the Safe System in Britain. The survey is asking; how well equipped are local authorities, emergency services and partners to influence all aspects of […]

<strong>GRAHAM named one of UK’s most inclusive employers following new diversity appointment</strong>

Construction and Civil Engineering specialist firm GRAHAM has been named in the ‘UK’s Top 100 Most Inclusive Workplaces Index 2022’, demonstrating its commitment to being an inclusive employer. The ‘FREDIE’ (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement) Awards champion and celebrate individuals and organisations that go above and beyond in their commitment to Fairness, Respect, […]


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