winter maintenance

Matheson on thin ice over Queensferry closure

11/02/2020

The Queensferry Crossing has been closed following reports of ice falling on vehicles, despite a ministerial assurance just three months ago that such incidents are ‘very rare’ and that monitoring equipment would be fitted.

Bath tackles the cold with new winter fleet

30/01/2020

Bath and North East Somerset Council has upgraded its winter maintenance fleet with eight new spreaders from Aebi Schmidt.

Scotland goes Forth with electric gritter

07/11/2019

A fully electric gritter will join the fleet of vehicles aiming to keep Scotland’s trunk roads moving this winter.

Vaisala puts winter service on a new route

15/05/2019

Vaisala has launched a new web-based route optimization service using automation and advanced algorithms to help design winter road maintenance treatments more efficiently.

Cold Comfort line-up announced

03/05/2019

The show preview and updated programme for Cold Comfort 2019 have been published.

Product focus: Durham adds another Multihog after beastly blast

25/04/2019

Hit hard by last year’s Beast from the East, Durham County Council has put its faith in a small fleet of Multihogs to blow the snow away and save cash.

Safety warning over timber salt domes

21/03/2019

Alan Sheen, director of Eurodome Ltd, highlights a recent incident that operators of timber salt storage domes should take note of.

Staffs invests in spreaders as Beast from the East set to return

09/01/2019

Staffordshire County Council has invested in nine new spreaders as the coldest weather of the season is predicted to be just around the corner.

Councils 'rise to the challenge' with 1.4 million tonnes of salt

26/11/2018

Councils have 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled in preparation for winter, and have an average of nine full-size gritters each, a new survey has revealed.

County rethinks gritting routes to keep up with risk-based approach

27/09/2018

Hertfordshire County Council has approved new gritting routes following a review aimed at bringing its operations into line with the new highways code of practice.

Econ hiring 20 new staff after boost in orders

29/05/2018

Leading manufacturer of winter service fleet, Econ Engineering,has announced it will be hiring 20 new staff after seeing a boost in orders for its vehicles following the Beast from the East.

Cold Comfort day one podcast online now

16/05/2018

Cold Comfort is the annual winter maintenance conference and exhibition, now in its 27th year, taking place at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.  And the

Read all about it - Cold Comfort preview now online

10/05/2018

With the programme finalised for Cold Comfort 2018, which takes place next week, a preview of the show has been published in the latest Highways magazine, now online.

Latest Cold Comfort programme now available

05/04/2018

An updated programme has been announced for the 27th annual Cold Comfort winter maintenance conference and exhibition next month.

Drivers stranded again as new snowfall hits

19/03/2018

A 64-mile stretch of the A30 in Devon and Cornwall was closed for several hours by further bad weather overnight, stranding scores of drivers.

‘Pothole Busters’ take to the roads as councils count the cost of the cold

09/03/2018

Gangs of 'Pothole Busters' will be out on the roads of Hampshire 'in a matter of days' as the sector expressed dismay over the potential for the Beast from the East to have done serious damage to the local road network.

Pilot project launched to help gritting teams

26/01/2017

Highway maintenance teams will be able to make better gritting decisions based on local weather conditions thanks to the launch of a pilot project in Hampshire.

Velocity helps get Buckinghamshire’s roads ready for winter

23/01/2017

Road repairs specialist Velocity has helped repair thousands of potholes and defects in Buckinghamshire over a six-week period.  

Reduced salt prices offered through new ESPO framework

05/07/2016

A new framework that allows highway departments to replenish their stocks of de-icing salt at discounted summer prices has been launched by ESPO. 

Winter Maintenance Handbook launched

23/05/2016

The Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) Winter Maintenance Handbook has been launched.

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Senior Engineer (Development Control)

Wrexham County Borough Council
£36,876 - £39,782 per annum
We are looking to appoint a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to work within the Contracts and Engineering team Wrexham (Wrecsam)
Recruiter: Wrexham County Borough Council

Strategic Director Growth and Regeneration

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£119,940 to £131,935
A decade of investment invites the opportunity of a decade! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Strategic Director Environment and Climate Change

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
£119,940 to £131,935
A decade of investment invites the opportunity of a decade! Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Funeral Operative (As and When)

Brent Council
£24,462 - £26,274 p.a. inc. (pro-rata)
The person will not need previous experience in funeral services as full training will be given but experience would be an advantage. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Senior Engineer – Transport Policy

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£38,800 - £52,600
This is an exciting opportunity to improve road safety and create healthy streets in a busy and dynamic central London borough. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Environmental Health Officer / Health and Safety Practitioner

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£33,600 - £45,400 per annum plus performance related pay
The ideal candidate will have a detailed knowledge/understanding of Health and Safety legislation.  Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Head of Operations

Rossendale Borough Council
£49,408 - £52,899
The Head of Operations is a key leader in the Senior Management Team. Rossendale, Lancashire
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Commercial Officer

Rossendale Borough Council
£25,801 - £29,636
We are keen to improve our recycling levels, tackle the climate change agenda and take pride in our open spaces. Rossendale, Lancashire
Recruiter: Rossendale Borough Council

Principal Electrical Asset Officer

Birmingham City Council
£34,788-£42,683
The role requires the post holder to be a key technical specialist for the Authority’s Highways Electrical Asset Management function, providing... Birmingham, West Midlands
Recruiter: Birmingham City Council

Transport Planning Officer 

Plymouth City Council
£32,878 - £42,683
This is a full time position (37 hours per week) with flexible working arrangements. Plymouth, Devon
Recruiter: Plymouth City Council

Highways & Drainage Team Manager

Newport City Council
£37,849 - £40,760
You will be skilled at analysing multiple sources of information, making excellent decisions, and driving difficult situations towards a... Newport (Casnewydd)
Recruiter: Newport City Council

Senior Environmental Health Officer (Housing Lead)

Mole Valley District Council
£37,821 - £42,329
An exciting opportunity for a Senior Environmental Health Officer to join our forward thinking Environmental Health Partnership Oxted, Surrey
Recruiter: Mole Valley District Council

Street Works Compliance Officer

Telford & Wrekin Council
£29,636 - £31,371 per annum
For further information on the role please click. Telford, Shropshire
Recruiter: Telford & Wrekin Council

Senior Sustainability & Resilience Officer

Essex County Council
£30001.0 - £34017 per annum
This opportunity is to be offered on a 6-month, fixed term / secondment contract basisInterviews scheduled to be held Friday 17th April Job Purpose Es England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Highway Electrical Maintenance & Installation Operative (Street Lighting) Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Highways Civil Engineering Technician Apprentice x 3

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Safety, Health & Environment Technician Apprentice

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
National minimum wage, currently £8.20 in first 12 months, increasing to £8.72 thereafter
If you are looking for hands on experience and learning on the job then an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recruiter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Strategic Director, Environment & Regeneration

Brent Council
Circa £155,000
Brent is the Borough of Cultures - the most diverse in London - and as a Council we believe in delivering for our communities. Brent, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Brent Council

Street Cleansing Operative x6

Redbridge London Borough Council
£20,466.00 - £20,835.00
This role will involve working as an individual as well as part of a team, litter pick the streets in the local area, empty the litter bins. Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Assistant Engineer - Grade 3

Northumberland County Council
£27,905 - £31,371
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