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APSE Highways, Street Lighting and Winter Maintenance Seminar 2023

23 – 24 March 2023
Village Hotel Blackpool, FY3 8LL

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Just as we thought we’d escaped from the Pandemic along came war in Ukraine driving huge rises in material and energy costs. The ensuing inflation has driven up wage demands in a sector already struggling with recruitment difficulties. Highways Authorities will have to be still more innovative and more focused, getting best value in maintaining the 97.6% of highway assets within the Local Authority remit.

Carbon reduction has been embraced by authorities across the UK. Most authorities have set targets for carbon reduction and highways and street lighting are at the forefront of efforts to tackle emissions. The seminar will again highlight the actions taken to quantify and monitor CO2 along with plans for decarbonisation across the entire supply chain

Active Travel and levelling up is a central government priority with up to £2 billion pledged and a target of 50% of travel in towns and cities by foot or bicycle by 2030. Delivering a scheme that works requires a combination of an excellent bid containing strong design but also a clear demonstration of capability and capacity. This seminar will explore success in this field.

Whilst spending on A roads has improved, budgetary pressures have seen that spent on minor roads at a decade low. The APSE / Survation survey continues to find widespread support for more money to be spent locally on roads and highways. The public hugely values highways maintenance, street lighting and winter maintenance and resilience services. This seminar will explore the core issues which will impact on the sector in the near future as well as the longer-term challenges.

With industry experts and local authority case studies, this seminar is a must attend event and will provide an excellent learning opportunity for Highways and Street Lighting teams; bringing forward ideas for cost efficiency, innovation and funding streams.


State of the Highways market

Rob Bailey, Principal Advisor, APSE

The evolution of local authority lighting

Justin Blades, CEO, Institution of Lighting Professionals

Risk and Liability on the Highways

Richard Hayes, Past President, Institute of Highways Engineer

Innovation on the Highway

John Williams, Technical and Operational Manager, Wigan Council

Sustainability – The Next Evolution in Asset Life-Cycle Planning

Nick Vague, Senior Product Consultant, Brightly Software

Decarbonisation of Road Surfacing

Paul Boss, Chief Executive Officer, Road Surface Treatments Association

Smart, sustainable material selection for winter resurfacing

Michelle Baldwin, Technical Product Support Manager, Tarmac

Performance in Highways, Lighting & Winter Maintenance

Andy Martin, APSE Associate

Active Tree Management

Mark Entwistle, Managing Director - Kaarbontech Asset Management

The Ambition for Highways

Gary Kemp, Local Infrastructure Division, Department for Transport

Park Active

Jonathan Allan, Head of Technology, British Parking Association

Driving Active Travel & Cycling

Chris Hadfield, Project Manager, Lancashire County Council


























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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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