£2m legacy fund as part of Black Cat project

A £2 million initiative aimed at leaving a “lasting positive legacy” in the East of England has launched, with National Highways asking for applications from not-for-profit groups and community organisations. National Highways A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet improvements in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are set to begin construction before the end of the year. Recognising […]

National Highways launches inaugural social value report

National Highways has published a report detailing the work it does to deliver social value. Last year National Highways launched a social value plan which set out a number of targets for 2022-24 besides maintaining and improving the roads. These included making sure that at least 5% of its workforce is enrolled on formal aprpenticeships […]

Traffic cone loving polar bears receive generous gift from highways team

Staffordshire County Council (SCC) has treated three local polar bears to a truckload of their favourite toys – traffic cones. Peak Wildlife Park’s newest residents really enjoy playing with things that float so what better welcome gift than 30 damaged traffic cones that would have otherwise been thrown away? Highways crew members, Wayne Bridgett and […]

LCRIG led webinar will look at the importance of social value

The Local Council Roads Innovation Group has announced details of a new discussion-led webinar entitled ‘Rebooting social value’.  The webinar will look at how far the highways sector has come in embedding social value and where the challenges still lie. Eleven years after the introduction of the Social Value Act in the UK, the Local […]

Highways contracts in Northumberland bringing social value to the region

A new range of contracts developed by Northumberland County Council’s highways and procurement teams will ensure a focus not just on quality and value for money, but also take into account social value and carbon initiatives when awarding work. Early results have already led to one of the council’s roads contractors providing community support worth […]

Re-flow Joins Forces with Greener Highways for a Blooming Collaboration with Brampford School 

Re-flow, the award-winning provider of field management software for multiple industries including construction, highways, rail and landscaping, is proud to continue their exciting partnership with Greener Highways and have participated in their fantastic ‘Greener Schools’ campaign. Together, Re-flow have chosen to nominate and support Exeter’s very own Brampford Speke Primary School by donating seeds and […]

Stocksigns raises £15K for Children’s Trust

Surrey based sign manufacturer Stocksigns has aised £15,000 for The Children’s Trust, thanks to the company’s latest annual fundraising challenge, which involved a team trekking through the mountains of Slovakia where they descended into the gullies and ravines of the Paradise National Park and climbed to the top of Mount Rysy in the High Tatras. […]

Skills gap risks projects intended to benefit society, say half of project professionals across the built environment – new APM survey

Almost half (47%) of project professionals working across the built environment believe skills shortages could impact the delivery of projects intended to deliver a social benefit, new research by the Association for Project Management (APM) has found. APM has launched its ‘Future Lives and Landscapes’ campaign to help identify and overcome challenges facing projects intended to […]


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