New roadmap for public libraries launched

A new initiative has been launched to explore different options for how libraries could be better funded and managed.

New financial penalties for fly tipping households

New financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly give their waste to a licensed carrier are coming in to force.

Office conversions costing communities affordable homes

Communities have missed out on more than 10,000 desperately-needed affordable homes in the past three years as a result of office conversions.

Flood threat may result in people being relocated

Michael Gove has warned that people may have to be moved away from high-risk areas as a result of increased flooding threats.

Two-step solution for flood protection in Leeds

Leeds City Council has announced proposals to proceed with a ‘pragmatic two-step solution’ to provide enhanced flood protection measures.

Coastal Revival funding to restore coastal landmarks

Almost £1 million has been awarded to 25 projects to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to coastal communities.

Free EV charge points across West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced that 88 new, free electric vehicles rapid-charge points are to be installed from next year.

1.4m tonnes of salt stockpiled by councils for winter weather

Councils have prepared for this year’s winter weather, with 94 per cent having the same level or more salt in stock for gritting.

Sheffield’s parks to benefit from new five-year strategy

Sheffield City Council has set out its ambitions for the city’s parks with a new five-year strategy that could see millions invested in green spaces.

Social rent construction significantly drops in decade

New figures show that the number of new homes built for social rent has fallen by almost four-fifths in a decade.

Nottingham City Council's air quality plan approved

The government has announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in Nottingham city centre.

Most productive councils in England list released

iMPOWER has published its list of the most productive councils in England with Leicestershire retaining it’s number one ranking.

Cycling prioritised in new road safety plans

Jesse Norman has announced aims for a new cycling and walking champion, to promote cycle and pedestrian-friendly policies.

320,000 people homeless in Britain

Shelter has said that there has been a 13,000 increase in the number of people recorded as homeless in Britain from last year.

Public service spending higher in Wales

Wales continues to invest more in key public services than other parts of the UK, especially in health and social services.

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