Electronics to reduce fuel bills on council refuse lorries

South Northamptonshire Council is incorporating advanced telematics to help cut fuel bills on its refuse vehicles and electric vehicles.

More West Sussex schools join renewables project

Two schools in Crawley and Horsham are the latest to join the West Sussex County Council Solar Power for Schools programme.

Government cuts to floods fund ‘dangerously wrong’

Recent flooding in Lancashire has led to Labour suggesting that cuts to flood funding shows that the government has ‘called it dangerously wrong’.

Council seeks views as part of Oxford2050 consultation

Oxford City Council is asking residents and businesses for their views on issues such as homes and climate change as part of the Oxford2050 consultation.

Cabinet decides the future of Newcastle’s parks

Newcastle City Council’s cabinet has approved a proposal for innovative plans to set up an independent charitable trust to run the city’s parks.

£200m spend needed for 'high risk' roads

The Road Safety Foundation has urged the government to immediately spend £200 million to tackle its most ‘high risk roads’.

Khan announces next stage of London's ULEZ

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced the next stage of London’s Ultra-Low Emission Zone, to be introduced on 8 April 2019

Council’s clampdown on contaminated recycling

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is calling on residents not to waste their waste in response to the increasing problem of contaminated recycling.

Hertfordshire unveils vision for the future of transport

Hertfordshire County Council has unveiled its Local Transport Plan which promotes the use of walking, cycling and public transport.

Majority of UK drivers think traffic is worsening

The 2017 RAC Report on Motoring has revealed that one half of UK drivers believe traffic on major roads has increased.

Cambridge tackles congestion and air quality

Cambridge City Council is seeking to reduce congestion by changing the cost of parking in the council’s car parks.

Natural flood management benefits highlighted

The Environment Agency has published data, case studies and evidence about the role of natural flood management in reducing flood risk.

One in five councils using MetalMatter campaign

Since its launch in 2012, one in five councils are using the MetalMatters recycling campaign to increase the metal packaging captured at kerbside.

44 UK cities fail pollution tests

The WHO has reported that 44 of the UK’s 51 cities and towns listed on its air quality database have air considered too dangerous to breathe.

Edinburgh to consider diesel surcharge

Edinburgh's Parking Action Plan will present a new consultation on whether diesel vehicles should incur a parking permit surcharge.

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