Bridges

It’s ‘business as usual’ at Mersey bridge, council defiantly insists

14/03/2019

Halton BC has said it is ‘business as usual’ at the Mersey Gateway despite a tribunal decision that the bridge’s crossing charge is 'not a tolling scheme’.

Council in funding bid to support £7.3m historical bridge restoration

05/03/2019

Northumberland County Council is preparing to make its second funding bid as part of its effort to restore one of the county’s historic bridges.

Johnson’s bridge proposals ‘vanity project’, public says

07/02/2019

The majority of British adults think Boris Johnson’s bridge proposals are ‘vanity projects’ and prefer investment into underground systems in major cities.

£8.3m down the drain as Suffolk pulls plug on bridges project

24/01/2019

Suffolk County Council is set to shelve plans to build three bridges on the River Orwell in Ipswich, despite having already spent £8.3m in development costs.

Councils need nearly £7bn to fix substandard bridges

07/01/2019

The one-off cost of clearing the total maintenance backlog for all council-managed road bridges in Britain has increased by a third.

Council refuses to repay controversial bridge tolls

16/07/2018

A council has refused to repay controversial bridge tolls despite a tribunal ruling they had made a number of ‘procedural errors’.

Thousands of council bridges are ‘substandard’

19/01/2018

Nearly 3,500 council-maintained road bridges have a greater risk of collapse, new figures have revealed today.

Garden Bridge plans ‘terminated’ due to lack of mayoral support

15/08/2017

Plans to build a Garden Bridge over the Thames have been officially terminated due to what the charity behind the scheme describe as a lack of mayoral support.

Over 3,000 local road bridges ‘substandard’, survey reveals

10/03/2017

Councils warn of a ‘chronic’ need for more investment in local roads as survey reveals over 3,000 road bridges are ‘substandard’.

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Head of Audit and Governance

Tamworth Borough Council
Up to £49k + £5000 shared service allowance
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Divisional Manager – Revenues, Benefits & Customer services

Chichester District Council
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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£19,156 per annum
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Commissioning Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,829 - £47,360 per annum
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