Around 170 staff from Northamptonshire County Council will join consultant WS Atkins as part of a £200M partnering contract announced this week. The management and maintenance of 4,000km of highways will become the responsibility of WS Atkins over an eight year period from October.
Evidence collected so far by the ICE as part of a review of the technical aspects of flood defence being carried out for the government can be viewed on www. ice. org. uk/presidential.html. The report with recommendations is due in September.