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APSE National roads, street lighting and winter maintenance seminar 2015

APSE National roads, street lighting and winter maintenance seminar 2015

Supported by Cleveland Potash


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Seminar objectives:

This seminar will focus on operational issues because remaining up to date with developments across the roads, highways and street lighting sectors is vital for those responsible for day to day service delivery. 
We will be hearing from speakers looking at operational topics including future funding, service improvement, asset valuation, pot hole repairs, lighting replacement programmes and insurance claims. There will also be contributions from HTMA who will share latest developments and the impacts of their work for local authorities. 
Delegates will also hear about issues of support services, partnering, as well as the important topic of codes of practice.
Reduced investment in the highways and lighting networks and limited public funds have led to a situation where local authorities must look at a variety of options for delivering services. By inviting a number of practitioners to speak, the audience will hear how services have been changed and improved in a range of councils, the approaches that have been most successful and problems that have been overcome.
Whilst working within tight financial budgets is a constant theme, there is recognition that both roads and street lighting services  are amongst the most important in the country and both can stimulate public opinion. There is no consistency about the reaction to dimming lights or switch off, to pot hole repairs versus a longer term approach or to the use of traditional or new materials. This is one of the reasons it is important to listen to  differing approaches taken under differing local circumstances and the speakers at this seminar provide such an opportunity. 
Learning from other professionals and councillors in similar circumstances remains vital and is a fundamental objective of APSE’s work and as such this seminar has been planned to ensure this occurs. 


Speaker presentations:


Steve Berry OBE, Head, Highways Maintenance, Light Rail and Cableways Branch, DfT

Mark Cooper, President – Institute of Lighting Professionals

Ian Bamforth, Highways Manager, Worcestershire County Council

Ben Widdershoven, Hub Manager, CORMAC

Peter Binham CMILT, Freight & Fleet Project Manager, Transport for London

Mark Rankine, Operations and Asset Manager, Midlothian Council

Phil Brennan, Principal Advisor, APSE

Simon Spedding, Group Manager (Design and Operations), South Gloucestershire Council

Mark Newlands, Highways & Infrastructure Manager, North Tyneside Council

Susan Robinson, Senior Property Advisor, CIPFA

Derek Hardy, General Manager Commercial Strategy - Maintenance, LafargeTarmac and HTMA

Paul Hewitt, Network Manager, Northamptonshire County Council

Jerry Hulmes, Highway Technical Manager, Gateshead Council and Carl Dunkley, Gallagher Bassett

Clive Speed, Regional Senior Claims Service Manager, Zurich Municipal

Ian Darbyshire, Street Works Manager, Northern Powergrid

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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