West Midlands Highways Alliance

West Midlands Highways Alliance (WHMA)

Description of Network


The West Midlands Highways Alliance is a community group of Local Authorities in the West Midlands region whose aim is to: "Support the development of sustainable safe, free flowing transport network(s) that delivers best value by working together, sharing information and best practice” in order to:

  • Reduce costs 
  • Eliminate unnecessary waste and duplication to the customer 
  • Improve customer service
  • Improve the environment
  • Measure and promote our success 

This includes commissioning research and projects as agreed by Members to meet the above aims.


Existing members (in alphabetical order):

  • Coventry City Council
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Herefordshire County Council 
  • Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council 
  • Shropshire County Council 
  • Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council 
  • Stoke on Trent City Council 
  • Telford and Wrekin Council 
  • Walsall Council 
  • Warwickshire County Council
  • Worcestershire County Council

Benefits of membership

  • Use of light Peer review model
  • Quarterly meetings to discuss and share good practice, hot topics and research areas
  • Free workshops hosted by Atkins
  • Alliance sharing and collaborative work in key research and projects to complement MHA
  • CQC benchmarking and reporting as a region
  • Hot topics and industry expertise from Atkins for latest trends and issues
  • Sharing of best practice – CQC website for WMHA
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Use of Street lighting Framework agreement
  • LinkedIn (business social media channel for WMHA news alerts)

Becoming a member

Annual membership fee of £1500 for a shire county and £1000 for a smaller authority from 1st April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Contact for more details

Adele Clarkson
Highways and Public Rights of Way (HPROW) Operations Officer
Highways and Countryside Access
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall
Spetchley Road,
Worcester WR5 2NP
Mobile: 07921 309857
Lync Tel: 01905 843819