Report on Road Safety in Local Government published

ASSESSMENT OF THE SUSTAINABILITY OF ROAD SAFETY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT The Road Safety Foundation has published its report, funded by a grant from the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund, which explores the challenges being faced by local authorities when it comes to improving road safety and proposes a variety of possible solutions. The report is available by clicking the link in the title to the RSF website or from RSF Report.

Andy Graham – new Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andy Graham as a new Trustee with immediate effect. Andy is a civil engineer with 33 years’ experience in transport projects using new technology and assessing and optimising the operational and business impacts and benefits they deliver. He has held director level appointments at AECOM, developing consultancy teams to support multi-million-pound project delivery and now leads his own company, White Willow Consulting. Chairman of the Fund David Read more…

Hilary Chipping – new Trustee

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hilary Chipping as a new Trustee with immediate effect. Hilary is Chief Executive at the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), which she helped to establish in 2011.   She oversees the £265m programme of investment through the Local Growth Fund and the development of the Local Industrial Strategy designed to increase productivity. She works closely with Central Government, local authority and private sector partners to enhance Read more…

Getting our roads to work better -MRN follow up reports published

Getting all our roads to work better The Rees Jeffreys Road Fund is keen to renew the debate about what we want from our roads in England, and how they should best be run, building on the impact made by our Major Road Network proposals in 2016. Over the past year Rees Jeffreys has funded two follow-up pieces of work on the direction of travel with the road network as a whole, covering both the Read more…

Trustees stepping down

At yesterday’s Trustee meeting (5th February 2019) both David Hutchinson and Martin Shaw stood down after many years of serving the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. Martin has been a Trustee since 2006 and in leaving he commented “Trusteeship of the RJRF for thirteen years has been a privilege and a pleasure. It is reassuring to know that the future of the Fund is in the hands of such bright and committed people.”  Martin made an Read more…

New Chairman of the Fund

David Tarrant will succeed David Hutchinson as Chairman of Rees Jeffreys Road Fund after the Trustee meeting on 5th February 2019.  David has been a Trustee for ten years and Chairman since 2014. During his time as Chairman, David has: overseen gradual but important changes in the Trustee membership in order to maintain the right mix of skills and experience; continued to promote the development of the profession by working with Universities to fund bursaries Read more…