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APSE Winter Maintenance Forum 2019


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

This seminar will explore exemplar councils in their winter maintenance approaches and tackle issues such as:

  • Updates on the current guidance for winter maintenance
  • How councils have innovated to meet the winter challenge
  • Building service resilience against increasingly uncertain weather
  • UK salt production and improvements in supply
  • The opportunities from improved weather prediction and technology
  • Snow wardens, recruitment and retention
  • Communicating with the public and other stakeholders during severe weather

All these issues and more will be discussed and debated, with ample opportunity for delegates to network, 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 service.


Bradford's Approach to Severe Weather

David John Mazurke, Group Manager Highways, Street Lighting, Gullies and Winter Maintenance, Bradford City

Winter Maintenance- State of Play

Richard Hayes, Chief Executive, Institute of Highway Engineers

NWSRG: Updated Winter Maintenance Guidance

Chris Cranston, Chair of the National Winter Service Research Group (NWSRG) & Highway Operations and Communications Manager, Devon County Council

Service Resilience and Winter Maintenance

Karl Melville, Head of Highways Operations, Cumbria County Council

UK Salt Production: Meeting the Challenges of Today and in the Future

Philip Burgess, Executive Director, Salt Association

Using Appropriate Data to Deliver the Winter Maintenance Program Effectively

Richard Hogg, Senior Commercial Manager, Metdesk Ltd

Active Snow Wardens

Kristina Davey and Jenny Lee, Environment and Community Officers, City of York Council

Communicating with the Public and Improvements to Service Delivery

Lester Burton, Service Manager; Tony Ali, Engineer, Highway Technical Services, East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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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