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Working Group - Communications (Wales)

This groups is responsible for the communication strategy for the Welsh HAUC Community. 

This focuses on three main ara

  • Agreeing and prioritising messages
  • Using the most appreciate distribution medium
  • Showcasing achievements from Wales
  • Highlighting UK information that is useful of interesting to Wales

The group will identifying and prioritise the right messages, alongside deciding on the most appropriate medium and format to communicate those messages.

The groups focuses on message most appropriate to Wales, but consider what is happening in the rest of the UK and will identify where information and practices form outside of Wales are important and useful. The group will also consider how to showcase Welsh achievements and best practices outside of Wales.

Working Group Chairs

Our working groups are co chaired with one representative from SWUK and one from JAGUK.

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Streetworks Manager - Welsh Water

Andrea Capel

Streetworks Manager - Welsh Water
Andrea Capel

Andrea Capel is the Streetworks Manager for Welsh Water, managing regulation and compliance surrounding Streetworks legislation, guidance and requirements. Having worked in the Streetworks Sector for 19 years for both Local Authorities and Statutory Undertakers, Andrea is also Co-Secretary of both Welsh JUG and Welsh HAUC and Chair of SE Wales HAUC.

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David Capon

David Capon

David Capon is the JAG(UK) Manager and has worked extensively with the JAG(UK) community in delivering improved communications, management of the network and local knowledge and expertise. Most notably, Dave has played a central role in the delivering of the permit legislation, guidance and operational advice. He has made a significant contribution to the finalisation of government sponsored Codes of Practice, regulations and impact assessments.

Dave regularly engages with the DfT, devolved Governments, Network Rail, Highways England, statutory undertakers and local authorities to deliver continuous improvement to the community. He works hard to support members authorities by: attending regular national, regional and local meetings, providing an on-line library of existing legislation, regulations, procedures and guidance for authorities and their officers, acting as an online advisory service and providing prompt guidance on emerging issues and delivering a focused approach as part of the GeoPlace/Local Government Association family.

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