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.

Pothole related call-outs highest in over decade

The RAC has reported that breakdowns caused by potholes in the first quarter of 2018 were the third highest recorded since 2006.

Canterbury outlines plan to tackle air pollution

Canterbury City Council has released its first draft of its Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) in hopes of improving air quality across the district.

Waste services competition to maximise flexibility claim contested

The ESA has said that councils should use outsourcing to deliver cost savings and drive innovation in service delivery for their residents.

72 per cent of counties suffering from poor broadband speeds

Broadband speeds in rural areas are up to three times slower than neighbouring cities, experiencing below the national average download speed.

New tech to speed up repairs to potholes

An innovative method to speed up repairs to potholes is being used in Lancashire County Council following recent cold and wet weather.

Zero-emission buses for Dundee and Aberdeen

As part of a €25 million project, Dundee City Council and Aberdeen City Council will both be adding hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to their fleets.

£6 billion package to help end fuel poverty

The government has revealed that nearly a million more low-income households are set to benefit from innovative energy saving measures.

Councils able to double on-the-spot fines for litter

Thérèse Coffey has announced that councils will be given the power to almost double on-the-spot fines for litter louts, from £80 to £150.

£48 million for cleaner, greener buses

The new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, aimed at ensuring greener journeys, has been launched by Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani.

£36 million of funding for enhanced flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 25 new schemes will receive a share of £36 million to improve flood protection over the next three years.

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