Trial of rental e-scooters begins in London

TfL, London Councils and participating boroughs have launched a trial of rental e-scooters in the capital, which will last for up to twelve months.

Ongoing maintenance needs funding certainty

ADEPT has published the results of its third survey on the impact of coronavirus on public rights of way.

Bid to double number of hydrogen buses coming to Liverpool

Liverpool City Region’s planned hydrogen bus fleet could double in size – before the first vehicle even hits the road.

Core Cities UK hosts the first G7 U7 Urban Summit

City leaders and mayors from across the globe have gathered for the first G7 U7 conference, ahead of the G7 Summit in Cornwall.

New funding for Cornwall to create a G7 legacy

The Prime Minister has announced new plans to create a long-term legacy from the G7 Summit and invest in Cornwall’s town centres and natural landscapes.

Retrofit of Edinburgh’s buildings key to net zero plan

The City of Edinburgh Council has set out a city-wide approach to reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions as part of new plans being to tackle climate change.

Firms must commit to net zero to win government contracts

New measures will require businesses to commit to net zero by 2050 and publish carbon reduction plans before they can bid for major government contracts.

A new campaign aimed at inspiring the nation to get planting has been launched to help communities tackle climate change and biodiversity loss.

Councils urged to unlock the benefits of nature to society

The Wildlife Trusts says that restoring nature can bring wide-ranging benefits to society, help reach net-negative carbon emissions and rebuild the economy.

Councils start banning smoking outside pubs and restaurants

Five local authorities have banned smoking in pavement pubs, cafes and restaurants, with reports suggesting that others are considering following suit.

Redbridge reveals Climate Change Action Plan

Redbridge’s roadmap to creating a carbon neutral council, as well as support the community to cut carbon emissions, is being taken forward.

Plans to plant ten trees for every person in Glasgow City Region

Ten trees for every person in Glasgow City Region will be planted as part of a new urban 'forest' to tackle climate change.

‘Retrofit revolution’ to tackle climate emergency in London

Sadiq Khan has declared a ‘retrofit revolution’ in London, with new measures that will make buildings more energy efficient and tackle the climate emergency.

Edinburgh pledges further funding for net zero work

Elected members on the City of Edinburgh Council have agreed options for investing £21 million in one-off additional funding.

Cambridge to trial new smart bins this Summer

Cambridge City Council is trialling smart technology waste bins in the city centre this summer as it welcomes more residents and visitors back.

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Event Diary

The Security Event is set to be the first major exhibition to take place in the sector when it opens its doors on 7-9 September 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham and for the first time it will also encompass the National Cyber Security Show.

digitech21 will seek to demystify the increasingly complex technology landscape and will showcase a host of public sector best practice case studies and the very best solution providers, each of whom are helping organisations to transform and improve the way in which the public sector delivers services to the citizen.