Celebrating 20 years

This year, highway maintenance and civil engineering contractor JPCS is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Managing director Peter Shone speaks to Alec Peachey at Highways Magazine
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Pothole Review claims prevention will reduce the need for pothole repairs

Prevention of potholes is better than cure, according to the Department for Transport and Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP)’s 2012 Pothole Review published this week. Assisted by experts from the public and private sectors, the 2012 Pothole Review explores the issues around potholes, including the impact of long term highways maintenance strategies, prioritising and repairing, and wider operational arrangements.
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JPCS receives leading health and safety award

National construction and engineering services contractor, JPCS, has received a health and safety accolade from the Road Surface Treatments Association (RSTA). During its annual conference, the RSTA presented JPCS its Behavioral Safety Award for the outstanding health and safety levels the company has achieved and the innovative culture it has developed.
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JPCS supports Climate Week

National civil engineering contractor JPCS is making a real difference this week, by supporting Britain’s Biggest Climate Change Campaign – Climate Week. Running from 12 to 18 March 2012, Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change.
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UK in urgent need for innovative solutions to prevent pothole repairs

The RAC and the AA have published the results of two new surveys highlighting the critical condition of the UK’s road network and the increased demand for pothole repairs. According to the RAC survey, three quarters of patrol drivers consider the condition of rural roads to be poor or very poor, with two thirds also highlighting the inadequate conditions of suburban roads. A staggering 89 per cent of RAC patrol drivers also believe that lack of investment in road repairs and pothole repairs is to blame for the poor road conditions.
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£50bn investment in infrastructure and road construction anticipated

A £50bn infrastructure programme to include road construction is set to be unveiled the by the Government in this month’s Autumn Statement, driven by CBI lobbying and pressure from the construction industry to support investment in the sector. Funding for the programme, which will include road construction and social housing, will be generated from the private sector through an improved PFI model based on safe rates of return, in order to ensure the deficit reduction plans are not affected by the investment.
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Cheshire wins National Award for pothole repairs

Cheshire West and Chester Council have won a top national award for reported pothole repairs. The Pot Hole Response honour is from CTC – the UK National Cyclists Organisation. The Council also topped the CTC league for both the ‘speed of fixing’ and ‘quality of repairs’ category in the People’s Vote section for pothole repairs. This success results from the beginnings of an ambitious investment programme within highways to be delivered over 10 years.
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