CRASH "delighted" with CMA tie

Author: Ross Sturley CIMCIG

CRASH has said it is honoured to once again be the chosen charity for the Construction Marketing Awards (CMA), taking place on the 29rd of November in London.

The CMA showcase the construction industry’s creativity, innovation and effectiveness in marketing. The awards raise the profile of marketing professionals and their achievements.

Ross Sturley, Construction Marketing Awards organiser, said: “We’re delighted to maintain our decade long relationship with CRASH. They leverage every pound we help them raise in to two, three or more pounds of benefit through construction sector companies donating expertise, time, and materials. They are a fabulous example of industry collaboration for a greater good.”

Francesca Roberts, Chief Executive of CRASH charity said: “The Construction Marketing Awards is an excellent event which not only brings together the very best of our industry but also supports charity at the same time. The Construction Marketing Awards have been the most wonderful and generous supporters of CRASH charity for many years helping us to improve the buildings that people need whether they are homeless or in need of end of life care in a hospice.  We are extremely grateful to the Construction Marketing Awards for the part they have played in helping CRASH charity to continue our vital work.”

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Residents can have their say on the future transport plans for the borough.

The draft Brent Local Implementation Transport Plan sets out how the future of transport will be up delivered from 2019 to 2041.

It details the council's plans to create healthy streets by encouraging active and safer travel, mostly for pedestrians and cyclists, which will help to reduce congestion, improve public health and local air quality.

Proposals include:

    improving conditions for walking and cycling such as through identified road safety schemes and the proposed Liveable Neighbourhoods Schemes,

    encouraging the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles by increasing the amount of electric charging facilities and

    progressing plans for low emission neighbourhoods.

    The council intends to work in partnership to support improved orbital transport links across the borough and between outer London centres which will broaden employment opportunities and allow journeys currently made by car to be made by sustainable forms of transport.

Cllr Shama Tatler, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, said: "We would like feedback on this consultation as it will shape transport in Brent for the next twenty-two years. The draft plan is an ambitious one which we can achieve with the help of our partners and external funding and right now we want to hear and understand your views so we can deliver what you want for the borough."