Five need-to-knows about the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund by Professor Glenn Lyons

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustee Professor Glenn Lyons was interviewed by Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) for a special article shared with CIHT members, and gives a snap shot of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. Glenn is Mott MacDonald Professor of Future Mobility at the University of the West of England (UWE), is the founder of the Centre for Transport & Society at UWE and member of the CIHT’s Route to Net Zero Advisory Group. Read more…

Llwyn-onn Reservoir gets new walking access route into the Brecon Beacons.

In 2019 Brecon Beacons National Park Authority were successful in applying to Rees Jeffreys Road Fund to support the creation of new walking route to connect the National Park to the A470. The Route includes information signs and waymarks, to guide people to enjoy and appreciate the stunning scenery as they circumnavigate the reservoir via the dam. The new route is available as a downloadable guide here. The wider project was an innovative partnership between Read more…

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund receives special award from Worshipful Company of Carmen.

The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustees are delighted to have been awarded the 2021 Herbert Crow Award by the Worshipful Company of Carmen of London. The Award recognises achievement in transport training, research and other knowledge-enhancing transport activity. The Worshipful Company of Carmen is one of the 110 livery companies in the City of London, dating back to 1517. It is one of the largest Companies, with more than 600 members representing a wide range Read more…

Magnificent Machines that go Vroom Vroom!

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has collaborated with Living Paintings to create a second book about vehicles specially designed for use by blind or partially-sighted children. The book, Magnificent Machines that go Vroom Vroom! is the second book in the series, and includes some fantastic diggers, farm machines and other large vehicles. The mum of one of the young people making use of the book said, “understanding the vehicles gave him a better understanding of how Read more…

Hear from the winners of the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund 150 Competition winners.

The Trustees of Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are delighted to be working with our two winning entries from our 150 Competition, which celebrates 150 years since the birth of our founder William Rees Jeffreys. Thanks to Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Trustee Leon Daniels, you can hear directly from our winners by listening to “Lunch with Leon” Podcast hosted by ITTHub. Leon also interviews Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Chairman David Tarrant as well as one of Read more…

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund announces £150,000 Competition winners

The Trustees of Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are delighted to announce the winners of the 150 Competition, launched to celebrate 150 years since the birth of our founder, William Rees Jeffreys. Congratulations to Eloy and Reed Mobility who were announced as joint winners at our event on Monday 28th March 2022. We are looking forward to seeing how their projects develop, and help improve roads for the future for everyone. The Trustees would also like Read more…

Sustainable Verge Management

In December 2020 Rees Jeffreys Road Fund made a grant award to Plantlife for their DePoT Road Verge Platform The Road Verge DePoT (Dedicated Place of Training) is a national online platform to promote sustainable road verge management. The tools is for both professionals looking for expert guidance and community groups waiting to improve their local verge. The new platform is due to be released in the Spring of 2022. You can learn more about Read more…

Value of Trees Project gets underway

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund has funded ADEPT (Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport) to collaborate with Leicestershire County Council to undertake the Value of Trees Project. Highways Magazine‘s January/February 2022 edition carries an article by ADEPT member Andy Jackson about the project and its objectives. The project aims to produce specific guidance that will include a tree value matrix, aiding identification of the “right tree, right place.” Good choice of trees should Read more…

Better travel and transport options for new housing estates.

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund and RAC Foundation have jointly funded research by Transport for New Homes CIC which examines how new housing estates can be designed with better travel and transport options for residents. The study looked at a number of case studies to illustrate good and poor practice and sets out some great examples for developers and planners to use to improve future sustainability of new communities being built now. The Report by Transport Read more…

Congratulations to our Competition winners!

We hope you were able to join us this morning at our online event announcing the winners of this round of our Competition, celebrating 150 years since the birth of our benefactor, William Rees Jeffreys. You can read all about the winners on our special Competition website www.rjrf.uk We are delighted to share a recording of the announcement, celebrating the fantastic breath of imagination and creativity shared with us by Competition entrants. Thank you to Read more…