UK’s first citizens assembly to address climate change

Oxford City Council is to be the first UK local authority to establish a citizens assembly to help address the issue of climate change.

Scotland aims to reduce food waste by 2025

The Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland have unveiled ambitious plans to help reduce Scotland’s food waste by one third by 2025.

New protections for valued green spaces in Bristol

Under new proposals set out in the council’s draft Local Plan, vital green spaces across Bristol would be protected from future development.

Free parking permit for Isle of Wight EVs

The Isle of Wight Council is offering a free year-long parking permit for owners of new, zero-emission electric vehicles.

£41m project to trial hybrid energy storage system in Oxford

Oxford City Council has facilitated a £41 million project to trial the world’s largest hybrid energy storage system.

Falkirk Council continues to grow its EV fleet

Falkirk Council has taken delivery of a further 10 Kia Soul EVs, taking its electric vehicle fleet to 45 vehicles in total.

24 hour Ultra Low Emission Zone starts in London

Sadiq Khan has introduced the world’s toughest vehicle emissions standard in central London to help reduce toxic air pollution.

Smarter bins for Bristol's litter efforts

Bristol City Council is to invest £1million into tackling increased reports of litter, fly-tipping and graffiti.

Seaside towns in desperate need of reinvention

Seaside towns and coastal communities are in desperate need of improvements to transport, housing and broadband.

Huge housing potential on derelict and vacant land

Analysis of councils’ Brownfield Land Registers has demonstrated the huge potential that building on vacant land has for the regeneration of towns and cities.

£3 million for innovative local air quality improvements

£3 million has been made available to fund 28 innovative projects to improve air quality across local authorities in England.

Illegal toxic air for two million Londoners

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that two million Londoners are living in areas which exceed legal limits for air pollution.

Clean Bus Technology Fund: 14 councils to share £25m

1817 buses are expected to be retrofitted to bring buses up to low emission standards

Recycling and waste infrastructure 'creaking' says report

The UK’s recycling infrastructure is not set up to cope with packaging materials from a growth in online retail, packaging manufacturer DS Smith ha

Funding announced to clean up high streets

Councils across England are to receive a share of £9.75 million to help cleani up high streets and town centres, Communities Secretary Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP confirmed.

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