Tree Champion announced to expand woodland areas

Michael Gove has announced the UK’s new Tree Champion to drive forward planting rates and prevent the unnecessary felling of street trees.

Knowsley’s new leader says parks won’t be sold

The new leader of Knowsley Council has confirmed that he intends to drop the proposals to sell 10 per cent of the borough’s parks.

Plastic-free status close for Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire County Council is taking steps towards accreditation as one of the first plastic-free counties.

Funding boost for Cycle Ambition Cities

Over £7 million government funding will help support Cycle Ambition Cities to make cycling the natural choice of transport and improve cycle safety.

Khan to extend ULEZ plans in London

Sadiq Khan has confirmed that London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will be expanded up to the North and South Circular boundary in 2021.

New guide for councils on increasing EV uptake

The REA has launched a report giving local authorities advice on how to encourage electric vehicle uptake in their areas.

Devon produces new strategy to reduce plastic waste

Devon County Council has pledged to phase out its use of the most polluting single-use plastic products within two years.

Safe infrastructure needed to boost cycling and walking

Andy Street and TfWM are urging the government to boost efforts to increase cycling and walking journeys by investing in safe infrastructure.

Over 110,000 trees cut down by councils in three years

More than 110,000 trees have been chopped down in three years by councils across the UK, with Newcastle the most prolific.

Cyclists put off by potholes and traffic conditions

Britain’s potholes and having to share the road with large vehicles are the biggest factors stopping more people cycling.

New taskforce for London’s electric vehicle uptake

The Mayor of London is launching a new taskforce to boost the infrastructure needed to increase the use of electric vehicles in London.

£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.

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