National Highways on track with reducing emissions, says new report

The last year has seen National Highways’ significantly reduce emissions across its business and operations. Achievements recorded in the last year include ensuring that 100% of its own energy is sourced from renewable energy, converting 38% of its vehicle fleet to greener plug-in hybrid cars and using lower-carbon LED bulbs to light more than 16% […]

Bracknell Forest Council moves to lower temperature asphalt

As part of its climate change action plan, Bracknell Forest Council is seeking to reduce its carbon emissions associated with highway maintenance work. Consequently, the council, working in partnership with their term contractor, Ringway, have identified an opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of its road resurfacing works in the borough. To do this, they […]

Council commits to £5m highway resurfacing programme despite increase in costs

The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed that resurfacing works for the local highways network will continue as planned despite recent inflationary increases in material, labour and machinery costs. The commitment follows concerns raised by one of the council’s contractors, Centre Great Ltd, over a number of recent cost increases triggered by national […]

Shropshire Council makes bid for Levelling Up Fund round 2 money

Shropshire Council has this week applied for money to take forward four projects totalling £104 million as part of the Government’s Levelling Up Fund (LUF) round 2.  The four projects in Craven Arms, Oswestry and Shrewsbury, as well as a cross-county transport bid, will now all be considered for a slice of the £4.8bn fund.  For all four […]

DfT announces funding allocations for City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements

The Department for Transport has detailed how £5.7bn of government funding will be divided up between seven city regions to be spent on a total of 394 sustainable transport schemes, The City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements (CRSTS) was announced in the autumn Budget last year. It is delivered through multi-year consolidated transport settlements agreed for […]

Clearview Intelligence celebrates road stud award

Clearview Intelligence has been recognised for the quality of its ClickLite Active Road Stud solution, which can be installed within a metal shoe body. The award, in the Retroreflectivity category of the Local Council Roads Innovation Group Innovation Festival awards will lead to Clearview working with LCRIG to further develop the stud. It mechanically locks […]

Expansion of ULEZ will help improve air quality in Westminster

Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg, Cabinet Member for City Management and Air Quality at Westminster City Council has written to Transport for London (TfL) in support of its proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which if approved will stretch across all of Greater London.   Cllr Dimoldenberg has also expressed his support of the […]

Ministerial visit in Aberdeen for scheme to encourage people to ride bikes

A scheme to encourage people to ride bikes more was officially launched today with a Scottish Government ministerial visit. The I Bike Communities project aims to engage, enable, and motivate adults to increase their levels of active travel and physical activity which will improve health and wellbeing. It follows on from the successful I Bike […]

Support sought for Elgin bypass

A Council in the Scottish Highlands is being asked to give its backing for a bypass around the town of Elgin, amid concerns about a commitment to road improvements in the area. Councillors in Moray are raising concerns with the Scottish Government over slow progress on dualling the A96. The Press and Journal newspaper reports […]

Man arrested for mooning speed camera acquitted in court

A terminally ill man who was arrested by six officers for bearing his backside at a mobile speed camera in Worcestershire has been found not guilty of a public order offence. Darrell Meekcom, who has multiple system atrophy, heart disease, kidney failure and Parkinsons mooned at the van in Kidderminster in November. His wife published […]


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