Articles

June 26, 2017

Cycling this summer? Here are some simple dos and don’ts

After all the false starts, summer is finally here. Now that the weather is nicer, cycling to work feels much more pleasant. Still, before jumping on your bike it’s worth bearing these little pointers in mind…
June 12, 2017

Brexit: What does it mean to you?

There’s no doubt that Brexit marks a definitive moment in our history. Yet some of us will be affected more than others.
June 7, 2017

Government election: Does purdah need to be amended?

With the 2017 general election, the civil servants amongst us will be almost done with the pre-election period known as ‘purdah.
April 25, 2017

Getting stage fright?

For many public sector bodies, hosting a public event is one of the highlights of the year. But it isn’t always fun and games.
April 24, 2017

A dangerous cycle?

British cycling is currently going through a renaissance. Olympic gold medals, national heroes like Chris Hoy and some much-needed investment from the government have put cyclists in the driving seat.
March 24, 2017

Well managed highway liability risk

With the introduction of the new highway code of practice in October 2016 and the new risk based approach in the place of the prescriptive one
March 6, 2017

At breaking point

Trees planted close to property or areas accessible by the public can pose a risk of death or injury to passers-by.
December 30, 2016

Silver surfers more likely to take on floods

According to a recent survey carried out by the Environment Agency and the AA, nearly half of drivers aged 65 and over would be willing to drive through a flood, putting themselves and their vehicle at risk, rather than turn around and find a different route.
December 16, 2016

UK councils see the light

Most of us are familiar with the warm orange glow of street lighting. The lamps are lit with sodium bulbs, which work by passing an electric current through a tube containing solid sodium. The reaction produces large amounts of heat and light.