From your ADEPT President

Happy New Year, and I trust you all had a good Christmas break.
The next big ADEPT event is the Annual Dinner, kindly sponsored by Ringway Infrastructure. This 'Black Tie' event is at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, One Whitehall Place, London on Thursday 26 January 2017.  This offers a great opportunity to meet the ADEPT Leadership Team (more on this below), and to network with colleagues and partners. I do hope you can attend; we’ve got some great guests coming along from key government departments and agencies, professional bodies and our corporate partners. I’m delighted to announce that our after dinner speaker is Barry Cryer OBE, the writer, comedian and actor.
I wanted to draw your attention to some governance changes. As you know, we operate our governance through the President’s Team and then a separate Management Board. Having discussed this with both boards, I believe it is no longer appropriate to have this separation.  The President’s Team and the Management Board have therefore been merged, to provide a single ADEPT Leadership Team. It will require a constitutional change and a merger of each board’s terms of reference, which we will present at the next available General Meeting.
In addition, the President’s Team discussed the current boundaries of the Sub-National Boards and whether, in light of devolution/combined authorities/SNTBs, they might need tweaking so they are more reflective of new local authority shared partnerships and geographies. I’ve asked the chairs of the Sub-National Boards to seek feedback next time you meet; please feel free to write to me direct too. 
I hope you’ll agree these are important steps to move ADEPT into a modern, forward thinking association.

Rupert Clubb
ADEPT President

Annual Dinner & Awards- book now!

The ADEPT Annual Dinner and Awards evening takes place THIS MONTH on Thursday 26th January 2017- click here to BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW
Parliamentary Roundup

To read 'A view from Westminster' please click here.
Click here for the Parliamentary monitoring.
Click here for the Consultation tracker.
Brexit update

ADEPT is taking every opportunity to get involved at a national level to provide information on place-based impacts and to help shape the agenda. We urge all ADEPT colleagues to get involved. To find out more click here.
An introduction to the Transport Data Initiative
The defining feature of the 21st century world is interconnectedness. To take advantage of the opportunities of the digital age, local authorities must themselves become more interconnected in policymaking, information sharing and service delivery. The Transport Data Initiative, a quarterly, local authority-led forum supported by industry players, is attempting to make this happen. To read more click here.
New Chair for the South East ADEPT Board

Trevor Pugh (left) has stepped down as the chair of the South East ADEPT Board and Stuart Jarvis (right) has taken on the role. We would like to thanks Trevor for all his hard work over the last few years. To read more and find out what the Board has achieved under Trevor's leadership please click here.

New Chair for the East Midlands ADEPT Board

Tim Gregory retired last month and Phil Crossland has taken over as the chair of the East Midlands Board. We would like to thank Tim for all his hard work.
Board updates

This month the following Boards and Groups met:
The Good Homes Alliance- membership 

To read more about The Good Homes Alliance and how to become and member please click here

  • The ADEPT Conference Illustration files are now on the ADEPT website and can be found here
  • ADEPT now has 8 Corporate Partner Members! To find out more about them click here
Upcoming ADEPT meetings
  • Flood & Water Management Group meeting- 6 January
  • Environment Board Meeting- 12 January
  • West Midlands ADEPT Board meeting- 12 January
  • National Rights of Way Meeting- 18 January
  • ADEPT Leadership Team Meeting- 26 January
  • ADEPT Leadership Team and Corporate Partners workshop- 26 January
  • Engineering Board Meeting- 27 January
The ADEPT website now had an Events Calendar – this lists all forthcoming Board and Working Group meetings. To get an event listed, please contact
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