Technology

Projects to develop new highways tech are launched

31/05/2019

A £22.9m programme has been launched with eight local authorities to develop new ways of building roads.

‘Shockingly small’ number of councils embrace automation, study reveals

10/05/2019

Research dealing with the adoption of new technology in the local government sector has revealed that fewer than 5% of councils have automation or AI projects underway.

Council to launch UK's first city-wide digital currency

10/05/2019

Belfast City Council has announced plans to launch the UK's first incentive-based digital currency.

EventApp - Transforming event planning

09/05/2019

Find out how the EventApp is transforming event planning for UK councils.

The use of drones in local government

03/05/2019

Aerial unmanned vehicles – drones – have hit the headlines after reports that councils are using them to inspect dodgy building work. Mark Whitehead looks at the issues involved.

In perfect partnership: how councils can get the most out of a tech provider

26/03/2019

Cassandra Phillip lists the key steps to creating a successful partnership with a technology provider.

Council investigates using ‘smart’ cars to detect potholes

22/01/2019

Oxfordshire County Council could be rolling out ‘smart’ cars to help detect potholes quickly.

Funding to help those with health conditions return to work

22/11/2018

The Government has announced £4m of funding for technology to help people with disabilities return to work.

West Midlands awarded £20m to make journeys ‘cheaper and quicker’

03/10/2018

The West Midlands will pioneer new transport schemes to make journeys ‘quicker, cheaper and cleaner’ following a £20m funding announcement.

Khan awards tech firms £15,000 to tackle London’s challenges

02/10/2018

The mayor of London has awarded £15,000 each to eight tech firms to help them develop solutions to the capital’s social and environmental problems.

Council staff 'standing in the way of new technology' finds survey

01/08/2017

More than a third of local government staff believe their colleagues are standing in the way of new technology, according to a new survey.

It’s good to think and be inspired about innovation

13/07/2017

I ventured out to Adastral Park in Suffolk last week for BT’s annual Innovation Week.

Hi-tech ‘nuisance call’ blockers to be given to elderly

06/04/2017

Elderly and vulnerable people are to be given hi-tech devices to block nuisance calls.

More councils eyeing up automation technology

09/09/2016

Increasing financial challenges, welfare reforms, growing pressure on services and staffing cuts are powering a surge in interest in automation to carry out repetitive tasks, according to new research.

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Vaux: Transforming Sunderland

The iconic Vaux Brewery site in Sunderland has been transformed into THE BEAM: a mixed use hub in the heart of the city centre.
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Data sharing arrangements

Lowri Phillips explains what public bodies should do to meet their legal obligations and minimise the risks.
Highways jobs

Service Manager – Network Management

Somerset County Council
£46,122 per annum
A number of exciting permanent opportunities have arisen to drive forward further improvements to our traffic related services. Somerset
Recuriter: Somerset County Council

Principal Traffic Control Engineer

Somerset County Council
£33,799 to £37,849 per annum
A number of exciting permanent opportunities have arisen to drive forward further improvements to our traffic related services. Somerset
Recuriter: Somerset County Council

Assistant Engineer

Bedford Borough Council
£31,371 - £32,878 per annum
Bedford is growing at a fast pace and we are investing heavily in our highways infrastructure. Bedford, Bedfordshire
Recuriter: Bedford Borough Council

Senior Clerk of Works

Bedford Borough Council
£27,905 - £30,507 + market rate supplement £2,630 per annum
Bedford is growing at a fast pace and we are investing heavily in our highways infrastructure. Bedford, Bedfordshire
Recuriter: Bedford Borough Council

Senior Technician

Bedford Borough Council
£27,905 - £30,507 per annum
Bedford is growing at a fast pace and we are investing heavily in our highways infrastructure. Bedford, Bedfordshire
Recuriter: Bedford Borough Council

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