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Sadly Sean Lawson passed away in 2017


RIS2, the second 5 year Road Investment Strategy for Highways England went live on 1st April 2020. Under S3 (3) of the Infrastructure Act:

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You will see from Environment Agency fail to prosecute large scale fly-tippers that while the EA are responsible for investigating incidents of large scale fly-tipping (a truck load or more) in 2018 they only prosecuted one minor case.

This post reveals how the web site directs anyone wanting to report an incident of large scale fly-tipping not to the EA hot-line but to councils and CrimeStoppers. CrimeStoppers is a charity that allows people who for example fear retribution from the criminal to report a crime anonymously.

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HE suspend litter-picking

On March 26, 2020, in Highways England, by PeterSilverman

Highways England have written to Clean Highways stalwart, Michael Pease, following his complaint about littered M66 to say that following the Corona Virus out break

” Regrettably we’ve found it necessary to suspend litter picking at this time”


A46 – Coventry By-pass – litter video

On March 25, 2020, in APTRs, Highways England, Videos, by PeterSilverman

The A46 from the M40 to the M6 is an APTR (All Purpose Trunk Road). It is part of the national Strategic Road Network managed by Highways England.

They are responsible for its maintenance apart from litter picking. That’s the job of each local authority along its route. They have little interest in doing this as it’s costly, dangerous and no voters live along the route -so why bother.

Coventy City Council now only claim to clean their stretch twice a year.

We are campaigning to get Highways England to clean these roads so that the contractor who cuts the verge can pick up the litter. For more on this check out Cleansing of HE trunk roads (APTRs) – transfer of responsibility to Highways England


Videos of A1081 & M25

On March 18, 2020, in Area 5, Highways England, Local Authorities, Videos, by PeterSilverman
A1081 – the gateway to Barnet from M25
M25 from J23 to J22

Badly secured skip on M40

On March 12, 2020, in M40, waste transporters, by PeterSilverman
M40 approaching M42 junction 10th March 2020

Save the Environment Bill – Act today

On March 8, 2020, in DEFRA, Legislation, by PeterSilverman

Please look at this 2 minute video and send a link to it to your MP TODAY – the Committee Stage will take place on the 10th March – this Tuesday

One way would be to put as the subject of your e-mail “Urgent – Save the Environment Bill” and then say ” Dear X, please look at this 2 minute video “

[NB when you paste this text into the e-mail make sure is turns into a link by putting a space after it]


Highways England’s license required them to include in their stakeholder advisory panel environmental and safety groups, “as appropriate”.

The DfT says that “zero” representation from safety groups was appropriate.

Read my correspondence with Grant Shapps