New bins in Wandsworth to tackle gum mess

Wandsworth Council has signed a contract with a chewing gum recycling company to help keep the borough’s streets clean.

Car Free Zones introduced outside six Glasgow schools

A trial of car free zones that will improve road safety at six Glasgow primary schools will begin on the first day of new school term.

Extra funding for Liverpool’s clean air plan

Liverpool City Council has been awarded an additional £652,000 by the government to complete its clean air plan.

West Suffolk Council celebrates solar farm success

A 12.4MW solar farm at Toggam Farm in Lakenheath has generated more than £1.5 million of income in its third year.

Housing association pledges to build plastic free houses

Accord is aiming to build virtually plastic free houses in its attempts to reduce the amount of plastic used during construction.

Greater Manchester declares a climate emergency

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has declared a climate emergency.

The funding will go towards helping local authorities to install chargepoints, which can be built into existing structures like lamp-posts.

UK to receive Google Flood Alerts

The UK has become one of the first countries in Europe where people will be able to receive flood alerts via the Google Public Alerts map.

Scotland boosts energy credentials with new District Heat Network

Nicola Sturgeon has opened a new £6m project which uses cutting-edge renewables technology to harness energy from waste water.

Southampton to introduce Living Wall on roundabout

Southampton City Council has begun work to transform the Millbrook Roundabout with a new Living Wall made up of green planting.

Vision to create National Park in West Midlands welcomed

A government-commissioned report has welcomed ambitious proposals to create a new urban National Park in the West Midlands region.

665 bike parking spaces could be created in Oxford

A new report commissioned by Oxford City Council has revealed 665 bike parking spaces could be created in Oxford city centre.

West York’s EV rapid-charging network has gone live

West Yorkshire’s largest electric vehicle rapid-charging network has gone live with the switch-on of the first chargepoint in Bradford.

Planners failing to safeguard habitats in need of protection

Some councils are still approving planning applications that contravene the new rules laid out in the NPPF for England.

£25m flood risk scheme for Carlisle begins

The Environment Agency has begun work on a new £25 million flood risk management scheme in Carlisle, Cumbria.

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