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Brookes back at Putoline
Steve Brookes has re-joined Putoline Distribution
as area sales manager for the northwest of England.
Brookes previously spent eight years with the
distributor, covering a much of the same area.
Putoline UK sales manager Gary Sidaway said: “We are
delighted to have Steve back on board. His knowledge
and skills will complement our sales team and company
and will help to strengthen our market position even
further.” Brookes can be contacted on 07891 583432
New IHE guidelines
Road Safety GB reports that The Institute of Highway
Engineers (IHE) has launched a revised version of
its motorcycling guidelines on a new website. The
guidelines set out practical guidance for transportation
professionals on providing a safer environment for
motorcycles, mopeds and scooters.The new website was
sponsored by the IHE, Motorcycle Industry Association
(MCIA), DfT and IAM. Visit the website at:www.motorcycleguidelines.org.uk.
Extra money for pothole repairs
Government commits £168m to council road
The government has outlined plans to help fill more than
three million potholes as part of a major investment in the
country’s local and major roads. Councils across England
have been allocated £168m of funding from a dedicated
Pothole Repair Fund. As a condition of receiving the money,
local authorities are required to publish quarterly progress
updates on how many potholes have been repaired.
Parliament is now considering legislation that will
transform the Highways Agency into a government-owned
company backed by locked-in funding. A further £7.4bn has
been committed to local roads in the next Parliament, along
with funding from the £12bn Local Growth Fund.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said; “Potholes
are the bane of all our lives and the funding announced
today is an important step in ridding our roads of this
menace. But it is only one part of a massive programme
of investment to get our country up to speed as part of
this Government’s long term economic plan. By building,
repairing and renewing our key infrastructure we will ensure
the future growth and prosperity of this country.”
Today’s announcement follows a competition in which
councils were invited to apply for a share of the £168m,
which includes £10m being available for London. All repair
works have to be completed by end of March 2015.
For a map illustrating the areas allocated with funding,
The wet winter caused pothole havoc across the UK