Traffic

Scotland’s poorest ‘more likely’ to be injured by road traffic

22/05/2019

Children in Scotland’s poorest areas are nearly three times more likely to be injured by road traffic than those in the richest, according to campaigners.

Coventry ordered to implement clean air zone

17/05/2019

Coventry City Council has accused the Government of using ‘heavy handed’ tactics after it was ordered to implement a clean air zone.

Grayling orders councils to stop 'bamboozling' pedestrians

23/04/2019

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has ordered councils to stop 'bamboozling' pedestrians by putting up road signs using metric measurements.

Legal challenges to Heathrow Expansion begin

11/03/2019

Five legal challenges to the Government’s plans for a new runway at Heathrow will reach the High Court this week.

Solution to £8bn cost of congestion 'in city halls'

13/02/2019

Drivers in the UK lost an average of 178 hours a year due to congestion in 2018, costing £7.9bn, according to the latest data from INRIX.

Parish councils protest against airport expansion

20/12/2018

A group of parish councils have protested at plans to expand Bristol Airport on the grounds that it will increase traffic and damage the environment.

West Midlands to invest £43m in ‘congestion busting projects’

07/11/2018

Local leaders in the West Midlands will this Friday consider plans to invest £43m in projects designed to tackle the region’s congestion problems.

Hackney raises £100,000 a week from controversial traffic camera

24/08/2018

It is the ‘responsibility of drivers’ to read signs, Hackney Council argues in response to criticisms that its new traffic cameras are inadequately signposted.

‘Road pricing’ only way to solve congestion, economist argues

06/02/2018

An economist has called for a ‘nationwide system of charging for roads by use’ in response to research that congestion cost motorists nearly £40bn in 2017.

Mayor Khan putting ‘cars before people’, Assembly members warn

04/12/2017

Members of the London Assembly have accused mayor Sadiq Khan of putting cars before people and failing to make sure his 'healthy streets' policy is successful.

West Yorkshire councils sign agreement to tackle congestion

20/09/2017

Five West Yorkshire councils have agreed to collaborate more closely to improve journey times and reduce congestion on the county’s key roads.

Traffic jams causing headaches for firms in Oxfordshire

26/07/2016

Congestion on the roads around Oxfordshire is holding back economic growth, a report has warned.

Councils invited to trial plans to reduce tailgating

05/07/2016

Local authorities are being asked to pilot a new scheme to reduce tailgating and improve road safety.

Families scared to walk to school because of road safety fears

16/06/2016

People feel frightened when they make journeys on foot or on bikes, survey finds.

Joined up solutions

05/05/2016

How effective can the transport sector really be when it is so fragmented? Adrian Tatum talks to Martin Rodgers, the man in charge of Rennicks’ UK business about why joined up thinking must happen before we can tackle some of the industry’s biggest problems.

Powers to tackle pollution should be devolved to councils, committee says

27/04/2016

Councils should be given powers to create Clean Air Zones to help stop 50,000 people a year dying early from pollution-related illnesses, says committee.

Councils should be able to fine ‘irresponsible’ lorry drivers, LGA says

29/02/2016

Councils are calling for more powers to fine ‘reckless’ lorry drivers who cause chaos in rural communities.

Report: Rip out 80% of traffic lights

25/01/2016

Councils have been urged to remove 80% of traffic lights, with a new report claiming this would improve road safety and boost the economy.

Highways jobs

Solicitor/Barrister Advocate - Children’s x4

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band I, SCP 44 - 47 (£46,564 - £49,538 per annum) (£24.14 - 25.68 per hour)
To act as the principal advocate for all aspects of advocacy legal work relating to the children’s social care in the county court and high court. Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Business Support Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band C, SCP 5 - 8 (£18,795 - £19,945 per annum) pro rata (£9.74 - £10.34 per hour)
The successful candidate will provide administrative business support to service teams within Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing. The Lyng, Health & Social Care Centre, Frank Fisher Way, West Bromwich, B70 7AW
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Legal Case Worker– Social Care

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Band E, SCP 18 - 25 (£24,313 - £28,785 per annum) (£12.60 - £14.92 per hour)
To facilitate the effective functioning of Legal Services, with responsibility for the co-ordination, preparing and monitoring of all case files. Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Customer Service Manager

Camden London Borough Council
Competitive
We’re looking for an innovative and people focussed Customer Service Manager Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Leisure Centre Receptionist

Brent Council
£21,591.00 - £22,377.00 p.a. (pro rata)
To work as a member of a team to provide high quality services which ensures the highest standard of customer care Brentford (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Brent Council

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