Latest LCRIG report highlights actions needed over net zero progress

A report by the Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) highlights a range of actions needed to help local councils achieve net zero – with one of the findings revealing that a lack of knowledge and skills is slowing down the speed in which electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is being rolled out. The findings […]

Six-in-10 drivers think the state of local roads has got worse in the last year

Six-in-10 drivers (60%) believe the condition of local roads they use regularly is worse than a year ago, with a similar proportion (55%) complaining the standard of pothole repairs is – at best – ‘poor’, new RAC data* has found. Only 4% think the state of the local roads in their area has improved in […]

Government funding needed to keep local roads in good condition says Hampshire County Council

More government funding is needed to maintain local roads amid a “challenging” situation due to inflation, Hampshire County Council’s cabinet member for highways has said. Cllr Nick Adam-King, HCC’s Conservative cabinet member for highways operations, said funding was still “far short” of what is needed. This was despite the council planning ahead as central funding […]

ADEPT’s Live Labs 2 moves into Dragon’s Den phase with 30 local authority bids

The £30m programme ADEPT Live Labs 2: Decarbonising Local Roads in the UK from the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) has received 30 bids from local authority-led partnerships across the UK. Funded by the Department for Transport (DfT), the three year, UK-wide programme which has now closed for applications, will begin a short […]

LCRIG launches new strapline ‘Making the case for local roads’

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is promising members they will be ‘Making the case for local roads’ after unveiling the phrase as its new strapline. The group has also launched a new mission statement along with a set of overarching objectives which reflect how the group is working on behalf of the sector. […]

RSTA welcomes focus on local roads in Spending Review

The Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA) has welcomed the Chancellor’s emphasis on the need for a well-maintained local road network as part of his Spending Review. The National Infrastructure Strategy, underlines how ‘well maintained local roads allow for faster and reliable journeys, boosting local businesses and serving all road users.’  The Strategy confirms the Government […]


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