Pavement parking powers needed now, councils urge

Powers to ban pavement parking need to be extended to all areas across England to save lives and make our streets safer, more than three years after a government consultation to introduce them ended, according to a new report published by the Local Government Association (LGA). Older and disabled people, including those who use wheelchairs, […]

LGA responds to Pothole Partnership plan and AA figures on pothole claims

The Local Government Association (LGA) responds to a five-point plan by the Pothole Partnership and AA figures showing pothole-related incidents reached a five-year high Responding to a five-point plan by the Pothole Partnership and AA figures showing pothole-related incidents reached a five-year high, Cllr Darren Rodwell, transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said: “Councils […]

LGA: Don’t take transport powers away from councils

It is councils – who know their communities best – that should be trusted to make local transport decisions not Whitehall, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Responding to the Government’s plan for motorists, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said: “Councils want to work with the Government to make […]

Councils prepare for deep freeze with 1.4 million tonnes of salt at the ready

Councils are preparing for a period of plummeting temperatures, with 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled across the country ready to treat icy roads and pavements. The Local Government Association’s (LGA) annual weather resilience survey found that on average local areas had eight gritting lorries as well as quad bikes, tractors and snow blowers on […]

LGA warns winter gritting could be affected by shortage of drivers

The shortage of gritter drivers in the UK could affect roads being gritted in the winter as well, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Heightened by the pandemic and Brexit, the nationwide shortage of HGV drivers has been blamed for the recent fuel shortage and short supply of food on shelves in supermarkets. The estimated shortfall of […]

Whatever the outcome of the Spending Review for roads, the investment needs to be focused on preventing potholes from forming in the first place, says RSTA Chief Executive

Whatever the outcome of the upcoming Spending Review for roads, the investment should be focused on preventing potholes forming in the first place and a reduction in reactive repairs to reduce inefficiencies, according to Paul Boss, Chief Executive of the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA). He was responding to a Local Government Association (LGA) statement […]

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