Tackling Potholes in Your Area: Next Steps

Confirmed to speak:

  • Steve Berry OBE, ‎Head, Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail & Cableways, Department for Transport
  • Gary Mallin, Contract Manager, Ringway Jacobs/Cheshire East Highways
  • Roger Geffen, Policy Director, Cycling UK
  • Matthew Lugg OBE, Director of Public Services, WSP & Vice President, CIHT
  • Clive Hall, Head of Highways and Community Services, Herefordshire Council
  • James Elliott, Chair, Asset Management Group, Highways Term Maintenance Association (HTMA)
  • Steve Gooding (Chair), Chair, RAC Foundation
  • Further speakers TBC


Potholes are an ever-growing problem on Britain’s roads. They make it harder for cars to navigate the road, cause havoc to cyclists, damage to vehicles and present a danger to all users. Roads in Britain are in need of millions of pounds worth of repairs.

Join Westminster Briefing to hear from Steve Berry OBE, Department for Transport and explore the latest in DfT funding, timescales and approach to tackling potholes. 

    Key issues to be addressed:

    • Overview of Government action on local highways maintenance
    • Funding allocations for the £250 million Pothole Action Fund
    • Developing a coordinated approach: Working with councils, utility companies and business representatives
    • Filling potholes: Effectively and efficiently responding as a local authority
    • Working in partnership to reduce costs and share expertise
    • Learning from best practice: Implementing the best measures and schemes to protect against and repair potholes
    • Keeping the community informed of roadworks & minimising disruption

    Who should attend?

    Delegates will be drawn from a wide range of stakeholders including, but not limited to: local authority highways teams, elected members, planning, road maintenance organisations, sector bodies and others.

    The event:

    The morning session will focus on the latest developments in asset management, policy & strategy around pothole management. 

    The afternoon will be an opportunity to examine and discuss best practice.

    For registration enquiries please contact: customer.services@westminster-briefing.com | 0207 593 5657

    To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email: Calum.Ennis@westminster-briefing.com

    Wednesday 27th September 2017

    11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

    Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
    Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each

    Above prices exclude VAT

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