HMEP responds to the Self Assessment Questionnaire launched by the Department for Transport01 Jun 2015
The DfT have launched guidance and a self-assessment questionnaire for Councils to complete as part of a pilot exercise to help them manage their road networks better and achieve efficiencies. Click here for more information.
Matthew Lugg, HMEP Advocate and HMEP Board member comments:
"Providing an incentive to local highway authorities will encourage greater take up of the good practice HMEP has been promoting for the last 3 years, and in doing so will help ensure best use is made of the overall available resources delivering the right outcomes."
Jason Russell, HMEP Advocate and Assistant Director of Highway Services at Surrey County Council comments:
"HMEP’s range of efficiency tools and resources aim to transform improvements to the management and delivery of highway services; from Strategic Reviews using peer challenge, Collaboration and Change, Procurement and Benchmarking, Asset Management as well as Benchmarking, Connecting and Sharing practices; Self-assessment builds on these principles and I would urge all authorities to consider the support HMEP can give them."
Steve Kent, HMEP Efficiency Advocate, HMEP Board Member and Chair of the HMEP: Connect and Share Panel comments:
"It’s vital that we continue to support the appetite that local authorities have to Connect and Share examples of their practices and innovation. Joining up the many threads across the sector can only help to positively encourage others to adopt good practice, share their ideas and deliver further improvements."