Kent County Council starts procurement process for highways professional services

Kent County Council is planning a Procurement process to put in place a new Framework to deliver Professional Services. Prior to the commencement of the procurement process, the council has said it wishes to engage with key stakeholders to gather information to help shape its procurement strategy. Kent County Council wishes to secure the services […]

Highway improvements in Wirral would transform route between Birkenhead and Liscard

Wirral Council is beginning a major public consultation and engagement exercise to gather people’s views on a significant regeneration project that aims to encourage more people to walk, cycle or wheel for short journeys along a route connecting two of the borough’s busiest town centres. The Birkenhead to Liscard scheme is the first part of […]

Rise in flash flood compensation claims

Local authorities in England are grappling with hundreds of compensation claims for flash floods, as central government budget cuts leave councils struggling to upkeep local roads and ageing drainage systems.   Between January 2020 and December 2022, councils received 740 claims from property owners for flood damage caused by sudden downpours. Councils accepted liability in 128 […]

First steps taken on sustainable transport delivery plan

The first steps to deliver a decade-long sustainable transport drive across Dundee have been taken. Fair Work, Economic Growth and Infrastructure Convener Cllr Steven Rome visited the Dundee Cycle Hub on Waterfront Place to launch the council’s draft Sustainable Transport Delivery Plan 2024-2034.  Showcasing how infrastructure will be provided for a sustainable mobility future, it outlines […]

Grid Smarter Cities wins “monumental” Westminster kerbside management contract

Kerbside management company Grid Smarter Cities has signed a deal to deliver an innovative new project with Westminster City Council to better manage the access and dwell times of freight operators. The London council and technology based solutions provider will deploy two Electric Vehicle bookable loading bays in central London. The bays will be situated […]

Sunak “to block” more 20mph limits as Wales opposition grows

The Prime Minister could block councils from introducing new 20mph zones as part of a “plan for motorists”. The Daily Telegraph reports Rishi Sunak will use his party’s conference in Manchester at the weekend to announce that he will scale back low-traffic neighbourhoods and make it easier for drivers to challenge parking fines as well […]

Fatal road collisions caused by distraction, impairment and speed at ten-year high

Latest road casualty statistics show that road casualties showed signs of a return to pre-pandemic trend last year, increasing compared to 2020 and 2021 when casualty numbers were low, largely as a result of periods of lockdown leading to a reduction in road traffic. In reported road collisions in Great Britain in 2022, the final […]

Government details plan for zero emission vehicles by 2035

The Government has announced 80% of new cars and 70% of new vans sold in Great Britain must be zero emission by 2030 as it details how many new zero emission cars manufacturers will be required to produce each year up to 2030. It says the path will support manufacturers and families in making the […]

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