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.
Rob Bailey, Principal Advisor, APSE
Justin Blades, CEO, Institution of Lighting Professionals
Richard Hayes, Past President, Institute of Highways Engineer
John Williams, Technical and Operational Manager, Wigan Council
Nick Vague, Senior Product Consultant, Brightly Software
Paul Boss, Chief Executive Officer, Road Surface Treatments Association
Michelle Baldwin, Technical Product Support Manager, Tarmac
Andy Martin, APSE Associate
Mark Entwistle, Managing Director - Kaarbontech Asset Management
Gary Kemp, Local Infrastructure Division, Department for Transport
Jonathan Allan, Head of Technology, British Parking Association
Chris Hadfield, Project Manager, Lancashire County Council
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