More money to log council assets


A second tranche of asset management funding has been awarded to English local highways authorities.

Fourteen councils have been successful in attracting an extra £7.5M for well-advanced plans, adding to the £24.5M announced in March. The funding will enable authorities to improve their information holdings on their streetlights, bridges, roads and other assets.

Matthew Lugg, chair of the UK Roads Board, said the announcement was a ‘further endorsement of Government support for the asset management approach.

‘There is a good mix of councils, including joint bids, with lots of funding to endorse best practice.’

The successful joint bidders were London’s 33 boroughs and Transport for London; Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Swindon; and Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. The other winners include Blackpool, Oxfordshire, Dorset, Cornwall, Leeds, Newcastle, and Nottinghamshire.

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