Pothole 'epidemic' costing £1 million a month

The AA has revealed that UK drivers and insurers are losing £1 million each month repairing damage to vehicles caused by potholes.

Bristol seeking partner for carbon neutral target

An international search is underway as Bristol City Council seeks potential partners to help reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

Copenhagen-inspired cycling assessment to get further UK roll out

Sustrans has revealed that four more local authorities have joined Bike Life, a project designed to help UK cities normalise cycling.

Green spaces generate £34 billion of health benefits

Fields in Trust has reported that the UK’s parks and green spaces generate over £34 billion of health and well-being benefits.

UK must build flood resilient homes

A new report has urged the government to create homes and communities that are resilient to flood damage.

New report details most polluted towns and cities

A new WHO report has revealed that 47 towns and cities across the UK have reached or have exceeded air pollution limits.

Government ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’

The APPG on Housing and Care for Older People has reported that government policies are ‘overlooking the housing needs of older people’ in rural areas.

10,000 potholes repaired in Hertfordshire this year

Hertfordshire County Council has repaired over 10,000 potholes so far this year as part of a winter recovery programme.

£1m online toolkit to assess green benefits

A new online toolkit, designed to accurately assess the multiple benefits of green infrastructure, is receiving £1 million investment from Innovate UK.

Solar farm and industrial units proposal in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is drawing up plans to create a renewable energy facility in a bid to create a greener energy supply in the region.

43 per cent of children worried about air pollution

43 per cent of children living in urban areas are concerned about the levels of air pollution near their school.

Radical plan needed to combat number of vehicles on the road

The LGA has revealed that motorists in England spent more than one million years on the road in total in 2016, traveling 277 billion miles.

Report highlights council use of solar energy

The Solar Trade Association has highlighted the success of local authorities in using solar to save money and provide stable sources of revenue.

Councils urged to take zero tolerance policy on fly tipping

GMB London has urged local authorities to take a policy of zero tolerance with action against fly tipping, which is costing millions to clear.

Local transport key to economic growth in north

The RTPI has urged Transport for the North to work closely with councils to ensure transport investment supports urban regeneration and sustainable patterns of growth.

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