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APSE Highway Resilience Forum 2023

Friday 13 October 2023

Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford

About the Seminar

Whether it’s record high summer temperatures, winter frost or extreme rainfall, local highways authorities are having to deal with the increasingly varied demands of climate change.

Response services are essential for local residents and businesses but changeable and unpredictable weather conditions, increasing litigation from the public and keeping pace with new innovation and technical developments can all add to the challenges facing the Highways Service.

All these issues and more will be discussed and debated with ample opportunity for delegates to network and learn and share ideas and information from each other.

Alongside a trade exhibition this event is a timely and affordable learning seminar for all involved in the winter maintenance and extreme weather response services.

Presentations from the day

Winter Maintenance – State of the Market
Rob Bailey, APSE Principal Advisor, Highways and Transport

Bradford’s Approach to Severe Weather
Paul Naylor, Operations Manager Highways, Bradford City

DFT view on building highways resilience in a time of climate change and severe weather
Matt Eglinton, Head of Local Highways Policy, Highways, Active Travel and Strategy, Department for Transport

National Winter Service Research Group – guidance and update
Carol Valentine, Interim Chair NWSRG and Kent County Council

Preparation for flood resilience
Innes Thomson, Chief Executive, Association of Drainage Boards

Derby City’s winter maintenance service
Kiley McDonald, Senior Highway Asset Management Technician, Derby City Council

Delivering the appropriate data for winter and flood resilience
Richard Hogg, Head of Transportation Sales, Metdesk

Meeting the needs of Active Travel during winter
Paddy Hastie, Sales and Marketing Director, Peacock Salt

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit unincorporated association working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.






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