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Scottish funding cuts to hit local road safety

19/12/2017

Scotland's roads could become more dangerous after further cuts to councils' revenue funding, Scottish transport chiefs have warned.

Troubled Northants given 'illegal' budget warning

21/02/2018

Crisis-hit Northamptonshire CC has been told to rip up its 2018/19 budget, which would have made drastic cuts to highways and transport budgets, after auditors warned it could be illegal.

ALARM survey: Sector calls for wider solutions

20/03/2018

Contractors have called for a step change in funding for local roads after the industry’s benchmark survey found that more than 24,000 miles of road will need to be repaired in the next year.

Grayling gives councils £100m for post-winter repairs

26/03/2018

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced almost £100m extra cash for councils to help repair roads badly affected by recent cold weather.

Welsh councils to receive £2.5m following Bellwin request

25/04/2018

Welsh councils will receive £2.5m government funding to offset costs incurred in dealing with the recent severe weather.

Talking Transport podcast prepares for the big events

30/05/2018

This week's Talking Transport podcast, brought to by our sister site SMART Highways, discusses two forthcoming major events for the ITS sector; one on each side of the Atlantic and neither to be missed.

Talking Transport podcast prepares for the big events

30/05/2018

This week's Talking Transport podcast, brought to by our sister site SMART Highways, discusses two forthcoming major events for the ITS sector; one on each side of the Atlantic and neither to be missed.

Analysis: Major roads, major concerns?

31/05/2018

With the consultation on the Department for Transport's major road plans having closed in late March and ministers now considering their next moves, Dominic Browne reports on reactions from leading professional bodies.

MPs launch inquiry into local road funding and governance

01/08/2018

The Transport Select Committee has launched a new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England.

How do you solve a problem like local roads?

17/08/2018

Experts from across the sector have discussed with Highways how to help solve the local roads funding crisis after a string of top tier authorities were pushed to financial breaking point.

Transport bodies criticise 'perverse' local roads funding gap

09/10/2018

A coalition of transport bodies has warned that without adequate and stable funding the maintenance backlog on local roads will pass to future generations.

Exclusive: Labour demands answers over £75m road safety cash

22/10/2018

Labour's shadow road safety minister is to write to the Government to ask what has happened to the unspent £75m from its £175m Safer Roads Fund.

Hammond to announce £25bn RIS2 as part of £30bn transport cash

29/10/2018

The Chancellor will announce a £30bn investment package for the country’s transport network in Monday’s Budget, including a £29bn National Roads Fund created by ringfencing Vehicle Excise Duty.

Local roads get £420m maintenance boost

29/10/2018

The chancellor has announced an immediate £420m cash boost for local authority highway maintenance budgets with millions more for local transport projects.

Draft £25bn RIS2 sets out 2050 vision

30/10/2018

The Department for Transport has published a draft road investment strategy for 2020-25, setting a ‘deliberately ambitious’ vision for the strategic road network in 2050.

ADEPT wants fundamental change on local roads funding

08/11/2018

Council directors have called for a systematic change to the ‘broken’ system of funding for local roads maintenance.

Capital's councils demand 'fair share' of new roads cash

13/11/2018

London’s boroughs have said they are not getting a fair share of road maintenance cash after they were awarded only £17m of the extra £420m for local authority roads announced during the budget.

Govt accused of failing on road safety in £75m row

06/12/2018

Labour’s shadow roads minister has accused the Government of a record of failure on road safety in the ongoing row over the unspent £75m for improvements to local roads.

Is the funding review fair?

23/01/2019

Dominic Browne looks at the key conclusions so far of the Government’s review of local government finance and how they impact highways, local transport and resilience.

ADEPT's Live Labs: DfT hands out £23m for new anti-pothole tech

31/01/2019

Ministers have allocated £23m to fund research and trials into technology that could among other things help stop potholes forming.

Black Cat junction to go triple deck under £1.4bn scheme

20/02/2019

Highways England has announced its delayed £1.4bn plans to improve the Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet route, which includes one of the East of England’s most congested junctions.

Kier announces new chief executive

19/03/2019

Kier Group plc has announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as its chief executive from 15 April 2019.

ALARM 2019: Sector backs 'don't stop now' call

26/03/2019

Key figures in the sector have backed the publishers of the ALARM survey in calling for sustained and consistent funding for the local authority road network.

ALARM 2019 finds 'haves and have nots'

26/03/2019

Recent increases in local authority highway maintenance budgets appear to be stemming the decline of local roads, according to the publishers of the 24th Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey.

New M4 relief road plans 'set to be dropped'

03/06/2019

Plans for a £1.4bn M4 relief road look set to be dropped by the Welsh Government amid rising costs and its own declaration of a climate emergency.

M4 relief road plans dropped

04/06/2019

First Minister Mark Drakeford has abandoned plans for an M4 relief road on cost and environmental grounds, stating there is 'no prospect of the project being implemented in the foreseeable future'.

London roads backlog hits £1bn

04/06/2019

The road maintenance backlog in London has hit more than £1bn for the first time, as the capital’s boroughs concede they are presiding over a state of managed decline.

Amey pays £215m to end Birmingham PFI

03/07/2019

Amey has agreed to pay Birmingham City Council £215m to terminate its Highways PFI contract following a high profile court case.

Roads funding cuts 'equal to eight million pothole repairs'

08/07/2019

Council leaders have admitted the money they cut from road maintenance funding since 2010 could have paid for the repair of nearly eight million potholes.

£348m Challenge and Pinch Point funding confirmed

22/07/2019

The Department for Transport has (DfT) confirmed funding of nearly £350m for councils to improve local roads.

Delivery doubts surface in watchdog's SRN health check

24/07/2019

Highways England has been given a reasonably clean bill of health by its watchdog's annual report, although more progress must be made on safety, customer satisfaction and the continuing delays to delivery.

Pinch Point cash could fund sustainable transport schemes

01/08/2019

The Department for Transport has published guidance to help councils apply for a share of nearly £350m to improve local roads.

Midlands launches £600m call for roads cash

29/08/2019

The sub-national transport body for the Midlands has submitted 11 priority road improvement schemes for a share of £3.5bn government cash.

Javid gives first look at RIS 2 schemes

30/09/2019

Chancellor Sajid Javid has revealed some of the schemes that will feature in the £25bn second Road Investment Strategy from 2020-2025.

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Contract Monitoring Officer (Streets and Grounds)

Wiltshire Council
£24,313 - £26,317 per annum
This is an interesting and varied role involving inspecting and monitoring the condition of the highway Wiltshire
Recruiter: Wiltshire Council

Green Space Partnership Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£30,066 - £34,538
You will have excellent written and presentation skills including experience of preparation of reports, briefings, minutes of meetings and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Sustainability Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£33,122 - £38,423
Looking for two Sustainability Officers to work across the Sustainability, Air Quality and Energy team to create, manage and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Parking Projects Manager

Brent Council
£45,585 - £48,482 p.a. inc.
As Parking Projects Manager, you will be responsible for leading the delivery, to time and budget, of key parking projects... Wembley, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Parking Operations Officer

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£19,554 - £21,166
Are you a hard-working individual, who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions? Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Team Leader (Local Plan)

City of Bradford MDC
£40,760 - £43,662 pa
The post requires a degree and eligible to be a corporate member of Royal Town Planning Institute and NVQ Level 5 in Management or... Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of Bradford MDC

Team Leader (Infrastructure & Local Plan Implementation)

City of Bradford MDC
£42,683 pa - £45,591 pa
The Post provides an exciting opportunity to manage a multidisciplinary team of professionals leading on Transport planning and Local Plan Bradford, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: City of Bradford MDC

Environmental Health Officer

Camden London Borough Council
£32,473 - £42,490
Seeking Environmental Health Officers to contribute towards delivering the project objectives of addressing rogue landlords and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Camden London Borough Council

Neighbourhood Highway Engineer

Devon County Council
£36,876 to £40,760 per annum
Seeking an experienced highway engineer with extensive knowledge of highway maintenance and traffic management to... Devon
Recruiter: Devon County Council

Road Safety and Sustainable Transport Assistant

Telford & Wrekin Council
SCP 13-17 - £11.41 - £12.35
Exciting opportunity to join Telford & Wrekin Council’s Highways, Transport & Engineering, Road Safety & Sustainable Transport Team. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Project Assistant

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£26,999 - £29,636
Looking for an additional team member to support the Senior Environmental Health Officers in undertaking complex Air Quality Improvement Projects... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Principal Road Safety Officer

Royal Borough of Greenwich
£42684 - £45585 per annum
We are looking a fantastic new road safety expert to lead our high performing and innovative Road Safety Team.The Royal Borough of Greenwich is commit England, London, Woolwich
Recruiter: Royal Borough of Greenwich

Principal Development Co-ordinator

Gloucestershire County Council
£33,799.00 - £38,813.00 plus 12% supplement*
Looking for those who will quickly understand the Gloucestershire context and can display their expertise and... Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

Team Leaders

Gloucestershire County Council
£43,662.00 - £45,591.00 plus 12% supplement*
Looking for those who will quickly understand the Gloucestershire context and can display their expertise and solid professional experience in... Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

Highways Project Manager  

Gloucestershire County Council
£43,662.00 - £45,591.00 plus 12% supplement*
Looking for those who will quickly understand the Gloucestershire context and can display their expertise and... Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

HDM - Team Manager

Gloucestershire County Council
£49,472.00 - £52,327.00 plus 12% supplement*
Looking for those who will quickly understand the Gloucestershire context and can display their expertise and... Gloucestershire
Recruiter: Gloucestershire County Council

Ugobus Driver (multiple positions)

Essex County Council
Up to £18938 per annum
Please note that we have permanent, fixed term and relief contract opportunities on a part time, job share and flexible working basis. The salary is u England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Inspector (Street Works)

Bedford Borough Council
£27,905 - £30,507 per annum
You will inspect the highways at agreed frequencies in order to maintain the highway in a safe and usable condition. Bedford, Bedfordshire
Recruiter: Bedford Borough Council

Commercial Projects Manager

Wirral Borough Council
£38,813 - £41,675)
In this role, you’ll help to develop the Council’s internal highway design traded service Wirral, Merseyside
Recruiter: Wirral Borough Council

Service Director, Street Services

Plymouth City Council
£75-105k per annum
A city to be proud of Plymouth, Devon
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