Plastic bottle waste out of control in London

The London Assembly Environment Committee has reported that the amount of waste from single-use plastic bottles in London has risen out of control.

6.8m Lincolnshire coastal flood prevention scheme gets underway

The Environment Agency’s annual scheme to replenish beaches in Lincolnshire is set to begin.

England nature plans lacking in policies

A draft 25-year government plan for nature in England has been criticised by campaigners for its lack of policies.

New strategy proposed to curb littering

The government has announced a new litter strategy which could see litterers hit with £150 fines as part of its plan to tackle rubbish in England.

£24 awarded 13 councils for clean energy projects

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has awarded funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems to 13 local authorities across England.

Powys Council delays waste collection changes

Powys County Council has announced that plans to revise collection rounds for recycling and waste have been put on hold.

Kent CC criticised for ignoring pothole claims

Kent County Council (CC) has come under attack after data has come to light showing hundreds of pothole compensation claims were rejected by the authority under the assurance that it planned to repair the roads in the future.

BEIS announces £290m boost for clean energy

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has invited renewable energy developers to compete for £290 million worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain.

DCLG announces £40 cash injection for coastal regions

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has declared that communities up and down the coast are set to benefit from a £40 million cash boost.

Khan launches vehicle pollution checker

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled a new emission scoring scheme which allows motorists to identify and avoid buying the dirtiest diesel and most polluting petrol cars and vans.

17 per cent of roads in ‘poor’ condition, ALARM finds

The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey (ALARM) has found that 17 per cent of roads are in ‘poor’ condition.

DCLG confirms 6,000 uses of community rights to protect local assets

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has cited over 6,000 uses of community rights, protecting over 4,000 buildings, green spaces and other local assets.

Joint inquiry launched into UK air pollution crisis

Four select committees have launched a joint inquiry on air quality to scrutinise cross-government plans to tackle urban pollution hotspots.

Plans to build new roads will increase traffic

Road-building is failing to provide the congestion relief and economic boost promised, a new report has claimed.

LGA and PHE raise concern over poor rural health

A new joint report, published by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Public Health England (PHE), has warned that not enough is known about the health and well-being of people living in the countryside.

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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.

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