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Newsletter – September 2014

On September 24, 2014, in Newsletter, by PeterSilverman
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Clean Highways to feature on TV

TVThe BBC 1 will be broadcasting a series of programmes on litter in October immediately following the Breakfast programme. I spent a whole morning with the production company  including a site visit to the now infamous M40 Denham Roundabout.

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When is a complaint about litter not a complaint?
Answer:  when its made to the Highways Agency

“Caller reports severe litter problems” became an “enquiry”.
“The verges of the entry slips are strewn with rubbish and litter” was logged as a “notification”.
Read more here

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M32 – Slip roads cleaned only every 10 months!

M32 Oct 2011Andrew Edgington’s investigations expose shortcomings of the Highways Agency’s new contract.
Read more here

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Ruislip High Street residents allowed to use it as a waste dump for over 3 years.

High St bags Aug 2014Read more here

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New Chairman for Highways Agency

Under a Bill going through Parliament the Highways Agency will become a government owned company. In preparation for this Colin Matthews, the former boss of Heathrow Airport, has been appointed as its new Chairman. He took up his part time post  at the beginning of September. Hopefully, as someone from outside the civil service, he will be receptive to the concerns of his customers.

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Highways Agency quizzed over litter from commercial vehicles

Comm VehiclesRead more here

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Peter Silverman
24th September 2014

 

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