Chris Ames 25 January 2017

Hughes is new Urban Transport Group chair as Tees Valley joins

Hughes is new Urban Transport Group chair as Tees Valley joins image

The new chair of the Urban Transport Group has welcomed the Tees Valley Combined Authority as a new associate member and is looking to expand the group further.

Tobyn Hughes, managing director of transport operations for the North East Combined Authority, has taken over as chair of the group, formerly pteg, which represents Britain's largest urban areas.

He succeeds Dr Jon Lamonte, chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, after his two-year term.

Mr Hughes said: ‘The priority for my term as chair will be to consolidate the role of the Urban Transport Group as the voice of UK urban transport. An organisation which makes the case for urban transport, which provides thought leadership for the sector and which as a professional network learns from each other whilst saving money for its members through co-procurement.’

Mr Hughes said he was very pleased that the Tees Valley Combined Authority had joined the group as an associate member and said it ‘has much to offer that we can learn from – for example on freight, given the rapid expansion of Teesport and the strengths of the local industrial economy’.

He added: ‘We now have seven full members and four associate members which between them serve around 24.5 million people. We are always open to dialogue with colleagues in other local transport authorities, which have a significant urban dimension, about the benefits of becoming part of our influential and growing network.’

For more stories like this, please visit our sister website Transport Network.

Best practice in resident ballots image

Best practice in resident ballots

Residents on the South Kilburn Estate overwhelmingly voted in favour of council plans to regenerate their neighbourhood in October 2019. Brent’s strategic director for regeneration and environment Amar Dave shares the lessons learned for other landlords holding resident ballots.
Highways jobs

Senior Manager – Older Adults – Residential Care

Cumbria County Council
£68,709 - £71,218
This pivotal role requires leadership and management of the Council's twenty in house Residential Care services Carlisle, Cumbria
Recuriter: Cumbria County Council

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Co-ordinators

Buckinghamshire Council
£30,874 - £37,188 per annum
Interested in a career as an EHC Coordinator? Come along to our drop-in event to meet members of the SEND team and find out more about the role! England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recuriter: Buckinghamshire Council

Children's Assistant Team Managers - Childrens Looked After Team

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
Up to £46,347 Plus £2,000 welcome payment
As an Assistant Team Manager in LAC service you will have a major contribution to make to the delivery of our vision and strategic priorities, by... London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Senior Practitioner

Redbridge London Borough Council
£39,774 - £42,684 per annum plus 3,000 R&R
Looking to recruit a highly motivated qualified Social Worker who is ready to take the next step in their career progression as a... Ilford, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Interim Head of Corporate and Customer Services

West Lancashire Borough Council
£56,093 to £56,943 per annum
Looking for an experienced dynamic leader to join our team and drive a culture of commercial development, service improvement, and... Lancashire
Recuriter: West Lancashire Borough Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine