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The Winter’s Tale: To plough or not to plough?

  Charles Robertson, A New Winter Approach’s Vice-Chair and Director of Winter Service Solutions, knows good winter service and isn’t afraid to keep asking questions. “As another winter season draws to a close, winter practitioners turn to reviewing what went well and what can be improved. This winter has been a ‘stop, start’ affair for […]

Resilience within the winter service industry

Storms, high winds, heavy rain and flooding all present unique challenges for winter maintenance teams. As a result of extreme weather events, their effects and their impacts on the UK highways network, the Department for Transport (DfT) commissioned a research report from Dr Hugh Deeming to identify any lessons that have been learned for ensuring […]

ANWA heads to Crewe

On Wednesday 19th October the A New Winter Approach team headed to Crewe to share their expertise with winter maintenance practitioners across the North of England, in the third face-to-face event since the group’s launch in 2019. The conference began with a thought-provoking keynote speech from Dr. Hugh Deeming on the lessons learned from the […]

Treating them carefully: Considerations for active travel schemes

With £200 million of government funding recently injected into walking and cycling schemes across England, alongside the DfT’s recent appointment of Chris Boardman as permanent National Active Travel Commissioner, active travel schemes remain high on the government’s agenda. And with good reason. The proven health benefits of active travel schemes see millions of people across […]

Get a glimpse into the future of the winter maintenance industry

Winter maintenance professionals are fully aware of the annual struggle against snow, ice and slush. But with busy winter seasons to run, and resources stretched further than ever, it can be a challenge to keep on top of the latest industry innovations which improve winter service delivery and reduce costs. Until now… The A New […]

A New Winter Approach 2022 returns in-person

The UK’s leading sustainability conference for the winter service industry returns in-person on the 27th April 2022 supporting local authorities and winter maintenance experts to build an environmentally-friendly strategy in the most cost-efficient way, explore the latest technologies and solutions, and innovate collaboratively to a sustainable future. We are delighted to announce the return of […]

What to expect from A New Winter Approach

Keeping up with the latest developments in any industry can be tough… with all the information available where do you start? Online searches? Working groups? Magazine articles? What about collaborative learning? Collaborative learning – where peers across an industry get together to share their knowledge and experience on a particular subject – is growing in […]