ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL activity is the delivery of a range of public services across the County of Essex. In particular, the Development, Highways and Transportation Service (D  H&T) exercises the Essex Highways Authority and Traffic Manager responsibilities for Essex County Council (ECC), and is in charge of the management and maintenance of the road network (approx 7500km) for all users, both motorised and non-motorised.

The Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) is a non profit organisation based in Brussels and is the representative federation of 24 national organisations from 19 countries throughout Europe. For over 20 years FEMA has been involved in the road safety debate within the European Institutions. FEMA has special consultative status in the United Nations and represents the International Coalition of motorcyclists within the Transport Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE). FEMA also has liaison status as the representative of European motorcyclists within the European Committee for Standardisation CEN/TC226.