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.

Green space designs to change Leeds cityscape

New £1.9 million design proposals show the planned redevelopment for one of the key gateway areas of Leeds.

Birmingham leader resigns over bins controversy

Birmingham council leader John Clancy has resigned following weeks of criticism over the authority’s handling of industrial action by refuse workers.

EU Withdrawal Bill inadequate for ‘Green Brexit’

Leading environmental groups have urged for meaningful Parliamentary scrutiny of environmental policies following the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

Leeds to launch pioneering Climate Commission

A pioneering Climate Commission is set to be launched in Leeds to encourage investment in low-carbon, climate-resilient developments.

£1.1m investment for Manchester’s gullies

Manchester City Council is to invest an extra £1.1 million to boost the cleaning of the 116,000 roadside gullies.

Hull awards waste processing contract

Hull City Council has awarded a seven-year contract to Geminor to divert more than 80 per cent of the region’s municipal waste from landfill.

Stafford waste contract to be announced

A £35 million waste contract serving households across Stafford Borough is to be awarded to Veolia.

Local road strategy needs to tackle congestion crisis

Congestion is not just damaging the environment and air quality, but also harming UK economy and productivity, says the LGA.

New partnership approach to prevent litter

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on businesses and local authorities to join forces to prevent littering in their communities.

Birmingham bin strike suspended after seven weeks

Conciliation service Acas has reported that the seven-week bin strike in Birmingham has been called off, following ‘positive’ negotiations.

Oxford sets out cycling statement of intent

Oxford City Council is set to install new signs on all 11 roads leading into the city centre, proclaiming Oxford as a cycling city.

Congestion blighting air quality in regional cities

The government needs to introduce incentives for purchasing electric cars to address the air quality crisis in the UK’s regional cities.

Refuse worker to extend strike to September

The Unite union has announced that Birmingham City Council’s refuse workers will further their industrial action through August until 1 September.

Green Flag Award winners announced

To mark Love Parks Week, green charity Keep Britain Tidy have announced the latest winners of the Green Flag Awards.

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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.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.