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Local services need coronavirus funding certainty

Councils need further clarity about when they will receive more government funding to help communities through this crisis and beyond.

Ambitious active travel plans unveiled in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is to use £5 million to support the creation of safe, accessible routes for walking, cycling and wheeling as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Vital infrastructure must be ready for the future

The National Infrastructure Commission has stressed that proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient.

£20m fund to transform homelessness services in Wales

£20 million has been made available to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter in Wales during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets.

Use West Midlands as test bed for early reopening of tourism

The government has been urged to allow the West Midlands to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector.

BSI publishes UK Safe Working Guidelines

BSI has published new safe working guidelines to help businesses manage a safe return to work and reoccupation of their facilities.

 GB Features

Providing a roadmap for local authorities

Anique Bravenboer, alliance manager at Yotta, explains the importance of keeping services up and running in the lockdown and beyond

Minimising waste to demonstrate our gratitude

Iain Gulland explains why we need to celebrate and support our binmen and binwomen in their vital role as resource managers on the frontline

Welland and Deepings [Photo by Ian Moodie]

Do you know what an IDB is and do you have one managing the drainage and water levels in your area? Innes Thomson explains

Covid-19: Conquering crisis through re-allocating space

Rachel White looks at recent government announcements to help pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely suring lockdown

Mental health in the lockdown and beyond

When this is all over, will it be said that ‘it took a pandemic to put mental health where it should be?’ Adrian Wakeling discusses

Digital is now clearly front and centre for councils

Georgina Maratheftis explains how tech innovation can help authorities with the most pressing problems that they and their communities face