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…

Study makes recommendations on insurance write-off vehicles.

Elaine Hardy PhD has published a report into vehicle insurance write-offs. Sometimes vehicles which have been badly damaged and declared as a “write-off” by an insurance company are sold to buyers without a declaration of the extent or even the existence of past damage. Not only may this affect the value of the vehicle, but the vehicle could be unsafe to drive. When insurance write-off vehicles are salvaged, they are allocated to specific Categories. Category Read more…

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund invests in new roadside access for landmark Halnaker Windmill

In 2020 Rees Jeffreys Road Fund provided a grant to Boxgrove Parish Council as a contribution towards improving access to this historic landmark Halnaker Windmill, and other local landmarks such as the “Tunnel of Trees”. Halnaker Windmill is a Grade 2 Listed Building and the top of Halnaker Hill is a Ancient Scheduled Monument. It is part of the South Downs National Park. Boxgrove Parish Council quickly completed the works, and report, “It has made Read more…

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund announces 2022-2023 Masters Bursary Scheme

The Trustees of Rees Jeffreys Road Fund are announcing their commitment to supporting study at Masters level for people wishing to study road or transport related subjects. The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund will provide up to eight Bursaries for Masters students starting in the academic year 2022-2023. The Fund is keen to support people thinking of starting a career in the roads and transport sector, as well as supporting people who are already mid-way through Read more…

Thrash the Trash – a new approach to roadside litter awareness

The Fund has supported Bader Media Entertainment CIC to develop some alternative, tongue in cheek videos aimed at prompting awareness of the impact of roadside littering. Bader Media Entertainment CIC, who were also supported by Clean Up Britain, recently held a premier of three films in the series. You can watch the premier on YouTube – or via Facebook. Comments are welcome, and viewers are encouraged to share the video content on social media.