£1m fund to protect London pupils from pollution

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a new £1 million fund to help some of London’s most polluted primary schools fight poor air quality.

NHS and social care costs of air pollution calculated

PHE has released a new report and cost tool which calculates that the health and social care costs of air pollution could reach £5.3 billion by 2035.

Energy-saving LED lamps for Cambridgeshire

3,635 energy-saving LED streetlights will be installed as part of the LED lantern replacement project being carried out by Cambridgeshire County Council.

LGA explores tomorrow’s transport technology

The LGA is to explore the transition in vehicle technology that is likely to see our current vehicles replaced fully electric and automated transport.

London green space funding allocated

Sadiq Khan has announced the six winners of over £2 million of the Mayor’s Greener City Fund for green space improvements.

New electric vehicle charging partnership in Southampton

Southampton City Council has just completed a deal to install 30 new EV charging points across five city-centre multi-storey car parks.

Gove to launch new Clean Air Strategy

Michael Gove will launch an ‘ambitious’ new clean air strategy to tackle air pollution, although critics have labelled it as ‘hugely disappointing’.

Swansea takes delivery of 40 electric vans

Swansea Council has taken delivery of forty electric vans, making it the largest electric van fleet in Wales.

Cars should be banned from school gates

Living Streets has set out 21 recommendations to enable more children to walk to and from school and fight air pollution.

New guidance to help councils tackle climate change

New guidance has been made available on policy and legislation which can be used to address climate change at a local level.

Parliament join surge to crack down on plastics

Parliamentary staff are to be encouraged to put sustainability at the heart of their work and phase out plastic bottles, cups, bags and cutlery.

Oxford to trial ‘pop-up’ on-street charging points

Oxford City Council has been awarded £474,000 to become the first city in the world to trial ‘pop-up’ on-street electric vehicle charging points.

Further plans to clamp down on urban pollution

Exchequer Secretary Robert Jenrick has unveiled further plans to clamp down on pollution in urban areas.

Leicester County Council joins clean energy pledge

Leicester County Council is set to join Leicester City Council and commit to using 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.

Cardiff to reconsider funding of parks

Cardiff City Council’s cabinet is set to consider new ways of running its parks as the council faces £91 million savings over the next three years.

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The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.