Parks should be under power of NHS, says thinktank

Parks and green spaces across the UK should be seen as a tool of healthcare in the same way as medicines and therapies.

Ministers urge for safe re-opening of recycling centres

The government has published new guidance on how recycling centres can be safely re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak.

Public urged to ‘think twice’ before travelling to beauty spots

Councils covering rural and coastal areas have urged the public to ‘think twice’ before travelling to do exercise in country parks and beaches.

Oxford to seek maintained air quality following lockdown

Oxford City Council is exploring the opportunity to make ‘once in a generation’ improvements to transport and public space in the city centre.

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Aberdeen City Council has approved a plan to position the city as a climate positive city while helping to lead on the rapid shift to a net zero future.

Free cycle hire passes for NHS workers in Edinburgh

Transport for Edinburgh’s Cycle Hire Scheme (Just Eat Cycles) has announced the release of 100 free annual passes for NHS staff.

London’s roads to give space for new cycle lanes

London’s streets will accommodate a possible ten-fold increase in cycling and five-fold increase in walking when lockdown restrictions are eased.

Online map for emergency walking and cycling infrastructure

An online map for people to share their views on emergency cycling and walking measures has been launched.

One million food boxes delivered to most at risk

Robert Jenrick has revealed that more than one million boxes of essential food have now been delivered to those at highest risk across England.

Post-coronavirus UK recovery dependent upon climate action

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change is integral to the UK’s coronavirus recovery package.

PM urged to improve walking provision in recovery plan

Dan Jarvis has urged the Prime Minister to put walking and cycling at the heart of plans to get the country moving again.

Councils to plan for safe re-opening of recycling centres

The government has published new guidance on how recycling centres can be safely re-opened during the coronavirus outbreak.

300 per cent rise in reported fly-tipping in rural communities

Research has revealed that there has been a 300 per cent increase in reported fly-tipping in rural communities.

Most-polluted streets see improvements in Scotland

Figures indicate that air pollution on Scotland's most-polluted streets has dropped massively since the coronavirus-enforced lockdown began.

Confusion remains over refuse centres opening

Despite a recent government plea, some councils have said further measures are needed before their refuse sites can reopen.

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