£2 million LED lighting contract for Windsor

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has awarded a £2 million contract for low-energy LED street lights to Zeta Specialist Lighting.

£22.8 million for community development

The government has awarded £22.8 million to help communities develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

Government focus on demand heightening housing crisis

The government’s focus on meeting market demand, rather than prioritise genuine local housing needs, is ‘perpetuating’ the housing crisis.

Essex appointed Worcestershire's Improvement Partner

Essex County Council has been formally appointed as Worcestershire's Improvement Partner, to help the council make improvements in children’s services.

Social workers reveal extent of social care problems

A new survey by Community Care Magazine has revealed just how threadbare the social care safety net in England has become.

Millennials spending triple on housing than grandparents

David Willetts has revealed that millennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents generation.

Neighbourhood Networks set for funding boost in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board is set to agree multi-million pound funding to expand the works of the city’s Neighbourhood Networks.

Pay cap lifting will benefit public sector recruitment

New research has warned that the struggle to recruit and retain staff in public services will continue, unless the pay cap is lifted.

New group to address issues of current and future parks

The government has launched a new Parks Action Group to help public parks meet the needs of communities now and in the future.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Chair responds to devolution developments

Susan Hinchcliffe has responded to devolution developments that took place recently.

Centrica installs battery storage scheme

Centrica has announced the installation of one of the country’s largest commercial battery storage schemes for Gateshead Council.

Parking strategy for Bath & North East Somerset

Bath & North East Somerset Council has developed a new parking strategy which aims to balance the needs of communities across the district.

Bradford council waste contract to be signed

A 12-year contract for waste treatment is to be officially signed by Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Associated Waste Management.

Go Ultra Low electric taxi support

Dundee could receive over £600,000 worth of new electric vehicle chargers thanks to grants from the UK and Scottish governments.

Council fails children in local authority care in Rochdale

The chief executive of Rochdale Borough Council has said its response to reports of abuse dating back to the 1960s was ‘unforgivable’.

Cory confirmed as preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets contract

It has been confirmed that Cory Riverside Energy is the preferred bidder for Tower Hamlets council’s residual waste disposal contract.

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Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

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