Highways Agency

Not a single motorway litter-picker hit by a motorist in last 10 years

On October 30, 2017, in Health & Safety, Highways Agency, Highways England, by PeterSilverman
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Highways England and their contractors constantly make  references to the fact that picking litter puts workers lives at risk. In a recent publication highlighting dangers faced by road workers Highways England stated that: 12 road workers, including two traffic officers, have lost their lives on the network over the past 10 years. In three of the […]

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M25 (HE Area 5) Contract

On September 28, 2017, in Area 5, Highways Agency, Highways England, M25, by PeterSilverman
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Highways England’s contract with Connect Plus for the M25 ( Area 5)

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Highways England’s 25 hot spots

On July 17, 2017, in Highways Agency, Highways England, Litter Strategy, by PeterSilverman
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On page 58 of their Litter Strategy (April 2017) the government stated: Highways England has identified 25 priority litter hot spots on the Network and will ensure a lasting improvement in cleanliness in those areas.  This followed a request from Roads Minister, John Hayes MP, in October 2016. A list was provided in January 2017. Following […]

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Litter complaints received by HE in Jan 2015

On June 9, 2017, in EIR, Highways Agency, Highways England, by PeterSilverman
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On 18th February 2015 made an information request to the Highways Agency (HE as it then was) for “copies of all feedback received in January 2015 about litter on the Highways Agency’s network“. My request was refused on the grounds that it was  “manifestly unreasonable under regulation 12(4)(b) of the Environmental Information Regulations. I appealed to the […]

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Littered slip roads on M1 and M4

On April 18, 2017, in Highways Agency, Highways England, M1, M4, by PeterSilverman
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Litter on motorway slip roads

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Cleansing of HE trunk roads (APTRS) – transfer of responsibility to HE

On February 23, 2017, in APTRs, Highways Agency, Highways England, Legislation, Local Authorities, by PeterSilverman
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I believe that Highways England should take over the cleaning of all of trunk roads  on their network. Currently HE are only responsible for cleaning some of them. In my e-mail of 1st March 2017 to Philip Rutnam, Permanent Secretary of the Department of Transport I wrote: “As you know most of the trunk roads on the […]

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Highways England continue misrepresent their statutory litter duty

On February 21, 2017, in Highways Agency, Highways England, Legislation, by PeterSilverman
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Highways England’s Operation Director has misrepresented HE’s statutory duty under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

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Highway Cleaning frequencies

On January 23, 2017, in Highways Agency, Highways England, Local Authorities, by PeterSilverman
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Hertsmere Borough Council:   The area near Junction 24 of the M25 is the joint responsibility of us and Herts Highways, and is cleared twice a year, with our next scheduled clean in February. Source Canterbury City Council: High speed roads – following suspension of works because of health and safety concerns, the Highways England […]

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Highways England close more lay-bys on A13 /A1089

On January 18, 2017, in A13, Highways Agency, Highways England, M25, by PeterSilverman
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HIghways England allow another lay-by closure on A13

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