A new approach to litter and flytipping

Iain Gulland reflects upon the importance of the Litter Prevention Action Plan and how council action can make a difference for the environment

Tackling the Greater South East’s housing crisis

Anthony Breach explains why policy makers need to be braver in addressing the current housing crisis and build on the green belt

Natural flood management in the Stroud Valleys

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Chris Uttley discusses the Stroud Valleys Rural Sustainable Drainage Partnership Project

£2.6bn spend on IT for public sector

Dan Saxby explains what has enabled the current sea change in government technology spend - and what the future might hold

Setting the record straight on GDPR

Victoria Cetinkaya, from the Information Commissioner’s Office, looks at the main aims and principles of GDPR and dispels some of the recent misconceptions

Adopting a ‘transparency manifesto’

Louisa Dean, of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, looks at the benefits of creating a touchless digital council

Lighting up city streets with ‘Smart City’ technology

Several UK cities are looking to initiate smart projects and developments to improve the efficiency of local services, enhance sustainability and develop their competitiveness. Ian Tyrer and Chris Wilkinson explain why

Christmas trees - getting value for money

The BCTGA look at the supply of Christmas trees in the UK and the importance for authorities of sourcing them locally

Making the most of G-Cloud

Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve Managed Hosting, outlines some crib sheet questions to ask every cloud provider

Credit: Fraser Cameron Photography

Ruth Fisher discusses the Christmas infrastructure across Scotland’s capital city centre, looking at the successes of the event

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London Calling! Register online for The HVAC & Refrigeration Show 2018

Taking place at London’s ExCeL, ecobuild is the number one event for forward thinkers in the built environment, comprising the ecobuild conference and futurebuild districts.

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