After last years successful Strictly Highways 2018 this years event looks set for success with over 70 councils already registered. This year the networking event is to be held separately before the conference itself.
The networking event is to be held at Madame Tussauds on the 10th of September 2019 (Sponsored by WREKiN). The 11th of September 2019 will dedicated to the Conference Dinner and the DfT Special Recognition Awards, sponsored by KaarbonTech, Gaist, Kier and Tarmac
The whole event takes place on the 10th, 11th and the 12th of September 2019.
The DfT Special Recognition Awards 2019
Best Use Of Marketing/Social Media For Highways
Sponsored by KaarbonTech
This award provides recognition for imaginative, engaging and informative communication. Either through social media and/or creative marketing activities within the highways and transportation sector.
Social Value – Delivering real outcomes
Sponsored by Kier Highways
This award will provide recognition to an organisation(s) that consider the broader effects of their activities by taking into account the wider economic, social and environmental effects of their actions. Positive effects add social value by contributing to the long-term wellbeing and resilience of communities and society in general.
Collaborative Partnership Award(Between the Council(s) and the Supply Chain)
Sponsored by Tarmac
This award will provide recognition to a collaborative partnership (between councils and the supply chain) working within the highways and transportation sector.
Best Use of Technology
Sponsored by Gaist
This award will provide recognition to an organisation(s) that can demonstrate the best use of technology within the highways and transportation sector.
LGTAG To Host National Transport Boards Session In Blackpool
LGTAG will host a session of their Joint Strategic Transport and Highways & Infrastructure Management Board just after the LCRIG Strictly Highways event on Thursday 12 September. It will run from 15:00 -17:00 in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.
Key Speakers at Strictly Highways 2019
- Steve Berry / Head of Highways / Department Of Transport
- George Lee / Chief Executive / HTMA
- Richard Hayes / Chief Executive / IHE
- Mark Entwistle / Managing Director KarbonTech
- Delivering a digital tree management strategy
- Darren Capes / Department for Transport
- Full Speaker List & Schedule
Topics Of Presentations At Strictly Highways 2019
- Challenges and Opportunities facing the Highways Sector
- George Lee / Chief Executive – HTMA
- Delivering a digital tree management strategy
- Mark Entwistle / Managing Director / KarbonTech
- Measuring the road to Local Authority success
- Rob Bailey / Principal Advisor / APSE
- The Benefits of SmartWater Approach to Gully Maintenance
- Shaun Taylor / Highway Asset and Maintenance Group Manager / Bristol City Council
- The Evolution of Data (through the medium of dance)
- Tom Scholes / Group Manager, Asset Data and Systems / Oxfordshire County Council
- Investing in the Future Through Innovation
- Ruth Anderson / Lead Technologist / Oxfordshire County Council / Oxfordshire County Council Case Study
- Taking collaboration to the next level – integrating clients, providers and communities
- Amanda Richards / Group Manager Surrey County Council & James Birch / Regional Director / Kier. Surrey County Council Case Study
What Is LCRIG
LCRIG was established in 2013 by Will Britain, Head of Highways and Traffic Management Services. This was following the success of Project 30, whereby Blackpool Council made a very bold strategic decision to invest £30m. This was designed to make improvements to the roads throughout the Network
Consequently claims for personal injury have dropped significantly from £1.8m per annum to less than £50k per annum. Blackpool Council then shared their asset management learnings with many Local Councils on a collaborative basis.
Support For The Highways Authorities
LCRIG aims are to support the highway authorities on their journey to transform highway maintenance services. The Group is collaborating to enable change not only to help achieve savings and efficiencies. Also to ensure that we all work together as a highways community. Ensuring that road users see improved highway services.
The Aims of LCRIG
One of the key aims of LCRIG is to keep asset management simple and use any innovation to assist explaining the implication of funding levels to decision makers. The success of LCRIG is based on sharing best practice through demonstration. Consequently making vast efficiency savings.
The best practice developed needs to be repeatable, scalable, transferable. Also sustainable in order that it brings about an upward shift in confidence needed in this industry to demonstrate to politicians and residents of the UK that the best use of public funding provided by the Treasury to the DfT is being made.