Time for a strategy for the rural economy

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy is arguing for a rural strategy to help realise the potential of rural economies.

Funding for improving air quality on London streets

Five business groups across London will be offered funding for innovative projects to reduce traffic, ease congestion and improve air quality.

Public sector organisations in Cardiff sign Healthy Travel Charter

Cardiff’s leading public sector organisations have signed the newly developed Healthy Travel Charter.

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.