The North West-based Local Council Roads Innovation Group (LCRIG) is hosting a dinner and workshop on 12 and 13 September at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
The event;s focus is on supporting councils with their self-assessment requirements, as set by the Department for Transport (DfT) under the Incentive Fund system, and Steve Berry, head of highways maintenance at the DfT is the keynote speaker.
Appearing alongside him will be the editor of Highways, Dominic Browne, discussing the importance of communication in developing public policy.
Will Britain, chair of LCRIG and head of highways and traffic management services for Blackpool Council, said: ‘I am so pleased that having taken the bold step to establish this conference that the interest has been so positive, not just from the councils but from the supply chain, key organisations, associations and the media.
'We have a very impressive line-up of speakers over the two days and we are also very grateful to our main sponsor InTouch, our media partner Highways and our other sponsors and exhibitors for their support. Currently, we have 155 confirmed delegates, which includes representatives from 56 councils.'
Tony King, highways asset manager, Manchester City Council, said: 'Groups such as LCRIG provide not only the opportunity for learning but also a way of having a “phone a friend“.
'In today’s challenging time for us all, we need to expand our knowledge base from the constraints of a single source and maximise our exposure to those colleagues and organisations that have a view that may differ from your original thinking, forcing improvements and doing things differently.'
For further details about the conference, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
To view the agenda please click - https://lcrig.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Strictly-Highways-Agenda2.pdf