Facilities managers target energy efficiency as top priority

A new poll of 250 facilities decision makers has found that energy efficiency is the most important credential when choosing a heat emitter.

Joint Parks Foundation in Bristol and Bath

Bristol City Council and Bath & North East Somerset Council will develop a Parks Foundation to support public parks across the two cities.

One in four admit to ‘carefully’ littering

A quarter of people admit to 'carefully' littering, as Keep Britain Tidy launches a new initiative to help local authorities tackle the issue.

Innovation funding boost for UK parks

£1.5 million of funding will see a number of parks become trailblazers for innovative new models of community engagement, management and usage.

£40 million for better flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 13 flood schemes across the country will benefit from £40 million of funding for improved flood defence schemes.

‘Winter of woe’ for drivers after road budget cuts

The AA has warned local authorities against hoping for a mild winter after finding a £3.7 million cut in gritting services among budget submissions.

Record-breaking number of green flags for UK green spaces

In the 22nd year of the Green Flag Awards, a record number 1,883 Green Flags have been awarded to green spaces across the UK.

Three-year high for pothole-related breakdowns

The RAC has reported a 15 per cent rise in the number of drivers breaking down after hitting potholes on local roads.

Incineration of waste causes stall in recycling rates

The amount of waste managed by local authorities and sent to incinerators has tripled since 2010, while recycling rates have stalled.

Smart bins to improve waste collection in Hull

Hull City Council will see smart bins introduced across the city in a ground breaking pilot project to improve waste collection.

Two new council-backed energy tariffs in Bath

Two new energy tariffs by Our Power, offering a choice of affordable energy deals, have been supported by Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Nottingham decides against Clean Air Zone

Nottingham City Council has claimed that existing measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered.

Drivers still need persuading of EV benefits

Most drivers still see too many barriers to their early adoption of electric vehicles, although more younger people would like to own one compared to their parents.

‘Golden opportunity’ to switch to low cost energy

Britain has a ‘golden opportunity’ to switch to greener ways of providing energy, but only if ministers act and back it soon.

Road to Zero Strategy launched by government

The government has launched the Road to Zero Strategy to encourage at least half of new cars to be ultra low emission by 2030.

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