Popularity of taxes to tackle plastic waste recognised

Treasury Minister Robert Jenrick has recognised high public support for using the tax system to reduce waste from single-use plastics.

Launch of of £1.5 million woodland fund

40,000 new trees are to be planted in parks, playgrounds and community spaces across London as part of the £1.5 million woodland fund.

£300,000 available for community litter groups

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey has opened the second round of funding for community projects that get tough on litter.

Plans to increase garden towns announced

Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has called for an increase in garden towns in England.

New homes shouldn’t be held back by pre-WWII electrical standards, says REA

The Renewable Energy Association has released a position paper which urges Government to upgrade the electricity supply to new homes.

Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

£10m boiler scrappage scheme for London businesses

Sadiq Khan has launched a new £10 million boiler scrappage scheme that will help small businesses save money on their energy bills.

Facilities managers target energy efficiency as top priority

A new poll of 250 facilities decision makers has found that energy efficiency is the most important credential when choosing a heat emitter.

Joint Parks Foundation in Bristol and Bath

Bristol City Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council will develop a Parks Foundation to support public parks across the two cities.

One in four admit to ‘carefully’ littering

A quarter of people admit to 'carefully' littering, as Keep Britain Tidy launches a new initiative to help local authorities tackle the issue.

Innovation funding boost for UK parks

£1.5 million of funding will see a number of parks become trailblazers for innovative new models of community engagement, management and usage.

£40 million for better flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 13 flood schemes across the country will benefit from £40 million of funding for improved flood defence schemes.

‘Winter of woe’ for drivers after road budget cuts

The AA has warned local authorities against hoping for a mild winter after finding a £3.7 million cut in gritting services among budget submissions.

Record-breaking number of green flags for UK green spaces

In the 22nd year of the Green Flag Awards, a record number 1,883 Green Flags have been awarded to green spaces across the UK.

Three-year high for pothole-related breakdowns

The RAC has reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of drivers breaking down after hitting potholes on local roads.

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