Final pre-handover inspections of the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road have uncovered some quality issues connected to the drainage installation. We are currently investigating the extent of the issue, which is unrelated to the groundwater problem, and as principal contractor we take responsibility for fully resolving this.

Obviously it is hugely disappointing to have to report a further setback on this project. We understand that the delay to opening the Eastern Relief Road is extremely frustrating and apologise to the local community, businesses and road users who are impacted by this, but it is crucial that this drainage issue is fully resolved before the road opens, to avoid the use of traffic restrictions once the road is in use.

Unfortunately, as a result, we will not be in a position to announce the Eastern Relief Road opening date this week, as previously anticipated. We will, however, provide a further update by late August. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please contact Kelly Shear, Stakeholder Manager at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The HOCHTIEF project team.

Thames Valley Group announce a Joint Tutor Conference in succession to the similar event in 2015. The Conference is aimed at all RoSPA Car Tutors nationwide who are currently qualified or in training.

It is to be held on Saturday 23 September 2017 and will run from 10.00 to 16.00.

The theme of the conference will be Training the Trainers and it will be held at Chieveley (J13 of M4/A34).

For more information click here

Mick Croome followed his father into the Met Police and Hendon Driving School and then joined the SEG (Special Escort Group)
He gave us a fascinating talk with video of the activities of the SEG.
He now runs 'Speedskills' as an advanced driving skills (i.e. beyond Roadcraft) training company.

For more info go to :-

All the below dates are at Bovingdon.  If interested in attending, please book direct with Speedskills but mention you heard about the course through RoADAR TVG. :

Saturday 10th June 1st timers event 4 places £199pp
Saturday 8th July 1st Timers event  12 places £199pp
Saturday 12 August Teddy's Revenge 7 places £250pp
Saturday 2nd September  1st Timers event  10 spaces £199pp
Saturday 30th September Teddy's Revenge 9 spaces £250pp
Saturday 7th October  1st Timers event 12 places £199pp
Saturday 11th November 1st Timers event 12 places £199pp
Saturday 9th December  1st Timers event  12 places £199pp