The Strategic Review is part of the Highways Maintenance Efficiency Programme (HMEP) offer to support sector-led improvement. Delivered by the LGA it is a peer-led review of a council’s performance to help identify radical transformational opportunities and potential for improvements in operating efficiency.
HMEP was funded and supported by the Department for Transport (DfT) from 2012. The Programme’s vision focused on supporting and embedding change across the highways sector. It outlined three strategic objectives which were:
- Encourage leadership: This was a focus on providing a more compelling case for change by working to secure the support and buy-in from elected members, senior officers and practitioners
- Build capacity: This was a focus on helping the sector to help itself by connecting a broader range of people, organisations and networks
- Engage and enable: This focused on offering targeted support which would enable and embed change helping the sector to measure its progress towards improved efficiency and effectiveness so that services are sustained long into the future.
The HMEP Strategic Review delivered by the LGA was an integral part of the ‘Engage and Enable’ stream in particular.