Clean air plan for Greater Manchester published

Greater Manchester has published its final clean air plan to kick-start the city region's green revolution, helping to tackle the problem of air pollution.

Nottingham car park set to be an electric record-breaker

The new Broad Marsh Car Park and Bus Station building will host the largest number of EV charge points in one location in the whole of the UK.

Capital’s consumption-based emission reductions too slow

Consumption-based emissions by London boroughs have declined on average over the last two decades but there is still much more work to do.

Local leadership crucial in climate change challenge

Councils have a significant role to play to support and advance on the UK’s net zero ambitions in partnership with government, industry and communities.

Over a quarter of schools are above WHO air pollution limits

New research released on Clean Air Day has found that 27 per cent of UK schools are in areas above WHO air pollution limits.

£7.2 million investment in greening Birmingham’s streets

Mobile Household Recycling Centres will roll out on the streets of Birmingham as part of the council’s effort to achieve cleaner streets.

Councils in tourist hotspots overwhelmed with litter

UNISON has warned that visitors locking to UK beauty spots are creating vast piles of litter that are putting enormous pressure on councils.

Bristol awarded Gold Sustainable Food City status

An innovative approach towards tackling food inequality has seen Bristol become only the second city in the UK to secure Gold Sustainable Food City status.

Air pollution in Oxford decreases by 29 per cent

Air pollution levels in Oxford dropped by an average of 29 per cent in 2020, the equivalent achieved during the ten-year period between 2009-2019.

Government waste collection plans to cause costly ‘bin chaos’

The District Councils’ Network has warned that households may need up to seven bins as part of rubbish collection proposals which will create ‘chaos and confusion’.

Trial of rental e-scooters begins in London

TfL, London Councils and participating boroughs have launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital, which will last for up to twelve months.

Ongoing maintenance needs funding certainty

ADEPT has published the results of its third survey on the impact of coronavirus on public rights of way.

Bid to double number of hydrogen buses coming to Liverpool

Liverpool City Region’s planned hydrogen bus fleet could double in size – before the first vehicle even hits the road.

Core Cities UK hosts the first G7 U7 Urban Summit

City leaders and mayors from across the globe have gathered for the first G7 U7 conference, ahead of the G7 Summit in Cornwall.

New funding for Cornwall to create a G7 legacy

The Prime Minister has announced new plans to create a long-term legacy from the G7 Summit and invest in Cornwall’s town centres and natural landscapes.

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