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.

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.

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