More than 20 councils replacing pay and display parking machines with apps

More than 20 councils across England are to remove pay and display parking machines and asking people to pay using an app only instead. Eight councils – all in London – have already removed all their machines, while 14 have removed some. Councils say this saves money by reducing the risk of theft and avoiding […]

Somerset Council on the search for surfacing contractor

Somerset Council is looking for a surfacing contractor that will ‘facilitate a flexible mechanism’ to identify and implement innovative services, solutions, promote recycling and re-use, and reduce the environmental impact of the services delivered throughout the lifetime of the contract. The contract will support the Client’s Climate Emergency Strategy and commitment to being carbon neutral […]

Next generation of women engineers celebrated

Aspiring female engineers have taken inspiration from the opportunities for a rewarding career at Warwickshire County Council on International Women in Engineering Day 2023. To mark International Women in Engineering Day, Warwickshire County Council hosted a networking event on the theme of ‘Making Safety Seen, which is the theme of this years’ Women in Engineering […]

National Highways introduces new system to manage drone operation near roads

National Highways has developed a new flight management system to make it easier to plan the use of drones for monitoring and surveying near its assets across the country. The Drone Cloud developed flight management system was launched earlier this month. Its aim is to speed up the process for drone operators looking to fly […]

Women in engineering celebrated in Staffordshire

There are only six local authority-run highways laboratories in the country, of which Staffordshire is one. Staffordshire Laboratory Manager Emma Loach talks through what the lab does, and how they make a crucial contribution to highways in Staffordshire. “Most of the work that we carry out on our roads around the county are very visible, […]

20mph switch in Wales will save lives and build stronger communities, says Lee Waters

Reducing speed will not only save lives but will help build stronger, safer communities, Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters has said three months before the introduction of the default 20mph speed limit. Described as the ‘biggest step-change in community safety in a generation’, most streets in Wales that currently have a 30mph speed limit […]


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