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Interlay Meeting – ‘not to be missed’  Announcement to be made to benefit Interlay Members financially
All Members should now have received the minutes from the summer teleconference meeting which recently took place.  We do ask for as many members to try and join us for the next meeting which we plan to hold towards the end of this year in London. We will also hold the AGM at the same meeting.  Interlay have some very important news to announce which will certainly be very beneficial financially to all Interlay Members.  A new website is under design for Interlay and is hoped to be up and running for the new year.
Interlay setting the standards
Interlays secretary Colin Nessfield  was appointed as convenor to CEN Technical Committee TC178′s Working Groups 1 & 5. To read his interview on this role http://www.interlay.org.uk/interlaysettingthestandards/ 
NHSS30 Certification
Other Companies have now joined
FM Conway who became the first company in the UK to obtain certification for the National Highways Sector Scheme for the Installation, Maintenance and Repair of Modular Paving (NHSS30).http://www.interlay.org.uk/fm-conway 
Awards
We are pleased to announce and congratulate the many Interlay Members that have won Regional awards this year.
All change for SuDS
Interpave update on developments in the SuDS arena, that has been published in the Housing Association Building & Maintenance magazine and is reproduced with their permission. http://www.interlay.org.uk/all-change-for-suds/
National Audit Office warns flood defending is ‘insufficient’
The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that spending on flood protection in England is ‘insufficient’ to maintain defences. It said half of the country’s defences were only being maintained to a “minimal level” and were likely to deteriorate faster. http://www.interlay.org.uk/national-audit-office-warns-flood-defenses-are-insufficient/
Hand & arm vibration risk removed from wacker plates
An improved design of a reversible vibratory plate has been introduced by Wacker Nelson. The improved design now allows continuous operator use as vibrations have been reduced to a value below the required threshold for HAVs. http://www.interlay.org.uk/hand-arm-vibration-risk-removed-from-wacker-plates/
Report calls for adoption of permeable paving
Landscape and Amenity magazine gave details of a report compiled by the Committee of  Climate Change, which highlights the need for wider use of permeable paving and sustainbale drainage to help fight flooding and pollution. http://www.interlay.org.uk/new-report-calls-for-permable-paving-to-be-used-more/
Parex an Associate member of Interlay
Interlay Associate member Parex StreetScape.Parex Streetscape offer a full range of pre-mixed, BS 7533 compliant, specialist  bedding and jointing mortars for rigid lay, hard landscaping projects. They are technically advanced,            user-friendly, economical and consistent.
http://www.interlay.org.uk/meet-our-newest-associate-member-parex-streetscape/
Training Hub
This is a website where Interlay and the National Highway Sector Scheme NHSS 30, with support from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have come together to promote training within the modular paving installation industry with these pages to act as a ‘Training Hub’ for operatives and installation companies alike.
http://www.interlay.org.uk/training-hub/
Builders get behind flood defense scheme
Construction firms  work closely with the Government to repair a range of major flood defences, following the severe winter weather. Ministers previously announced that a multi-million-pound scheme was currently  rolled out, in an effort to repair some of the damage caused in key areas of the Midlands.
http://www.interlay.org.uk/builders-get-behind-flood-defense-scheme/
SuDS – A new direction
The National SuDS Conference highlighted a the direction for sustainable drainage techniques such as concrete block permeable paving. SuDS are now seen as a local, design-led issue and integral part of the planning process, not just engineering measures driven by long-delayed legislation. http://www.interlay.org.uk/suds-a-new-direction/
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