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TAG / Hays Montrose – Introduction to Partnership
CIRIA HIGHLIGHTS – LATE JULY 2002
ITS Assist Newswire 23/07/2002
MAKING THE CASE AND SELLING IT
Douglas Pigg, Secretary TAG NE Region and OMP Committee
Highway maintenance has been in process of continuous change for several years but reaction to this change has, from a public relations viewpoint, been reactive, uncoordinated and poorly managed. By way of illustration, few other technical disciplines within local government have had to embrace issue of the magnitude and impact of :
· Direct target marketing by a well financed legal profession on third party public liability claims
· A continuously declining revenue budget, in real terms, to offset the lowest public satisfaction score for any service (circa 43%)
· A radical change and lack of consistency in the way highway condition is measured leading to a potential loss of confidence in assessing the real highway condition
· Pathfinding PFI into mainstream service delivery through Street Lighting
· Living with a public assumption that everything in the highway is their responsibility – the utilities dilemma – an assumption that will be reinforced through the streetscene agenda.
This paper uses the changes to the highway condition assessment as a case study for making the case and selling highway maintenance as a key part of people’s quality of life, a contribution that has to be promoted and financed accordingly.
The paper can be seen in full on the web site
WEB SITES A – J (JULY 2002)
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REMOVAL OF BLOOD AND OTHER HUMAN “DEBRIS” AFTER ROAD ACCIDENTS
After a serious road accident the Devon Fire Service have historically sluiced the road down and removed any body parts from the scene of an accident.
The County have also often attended to remove any obstructions to the highway etc.
East Devon, along with most of the Districts in Devon do not have a Highways Agency and have rarely been called to an accident.
The Fire Service have now said they are not going to stay at the scene of an accident once they have carried out the “Rescue” and will not be carrying out the clearing up / cleansing operation anymore.
The County have also said they are not going to and that it is their opinion that the District, as the Litter Authority should clean up under their duties withing the EPA. Obviously the Districts are not really equipped or trained to carry out this unpleasant task at present and we would probably need to set up a more formal emergency call-out response
It would be useful to know if other District Councils carry out this function (As Litter Authority NOT as Highway Authority).
Your comments would be appreciated.
East Devon District Council
Note, we also have this item on the consultation page of the web site please use this facility to help generate a debate on this topic, (ED
SCOTTISH HIGHWAYS, TRAFFIC AND TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT EXHIBITION
Dates: 18-19 September 2002
Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Venue: MacRobert Pavilion, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh
Website: www.highways-expo.com (pre-register online)
Ticket and info hotline: 020 8651 7114
FREE LUNCH when you pre-register
Key Seminars hosted by Thomas Telford Training and TRL Limited
The Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA
on MONDAY, 16 SEPTEMBER, 2002 at 2pm.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister
Note On Environmental Impact Assessment Directive For
Local Planning Authorities (1999 EIA Regulations)