A new enquiry has been launched to explore the impact of funding cuts on local parks and possible funding models to be used in the future.

Neighbourhood Plans continue to gather interest with the news that the initiative has now broken through the 200 mark.

Decaying seaside towns could get a tourism boost after a camping for the creation of a seaside tsar.

Northumberland County Council has backed controversial plans to open a surface mine close to nature reserve.

The government will invest £320 million over the next five years to take low carbon heat and supply it to keep homes and businesses warm.

Dundee council has proposed that a minimum of five per cent of the council’s spend on roads and transportation will go towards improving cycling infrastructure.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has issued a warning to home owners and local businesses to be aware of the risks of flash flooding over summer.

A report conducted by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has concluded that the government has not done enough to protect communities at risk of flooding.

New driverless pods aimed to help transform local city transport have been unveiled at Birmingham’s Automechanika Show.

The Keep Britain Tidy charity has called on councils to set higher targets of recycling 70 per cent of all waste collected by 2025, in order to keep pace with Welsh councils.

Experts in the field of council recycling have rejected recent reports recommending changes to the way waste is collected.

North Yorkshire Council has voted to approve a fracking operation, the first to be approved in England since a ban was lifted in 2012.

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s (DCLG) £90 million boost for the Great British Coast is now open for businesses to bid on.

According to a Freedom of Information request (FoI) by specialist lawyers Simpson Millar, over 100 local authorities have failed to produce a plan to help children with special educational needs (SEN) transition to secondary school.

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has awarded funding to projects across England, to help restore local landmarks to their former glory.

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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.