Shake up expected for Liverpool City Region’s buses

Bold plans to deliver radical improvements in bus services across the Liverpool City Region are being finalised by the region’s Combined Authority.

New plans to tackle litter and boost recycling in Hounslow

The London Borough of Hounslow has unveiled new plans to invest £3.85 million to help tackle waste and litter and improve recycling rates.

West Yorkshire leaders agree Covid recovery plan

An updated Economic Recovery Plan for West Yorkshire has been unveiled, refocusing on plans for levelling up and the climate emergency.  

Britain’s first ZEZ pilot to launch in February 2022

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council have confirmed that Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone pilot is set to launch in February.

Shapps encourages UK to switch to electric vehicles

The Transport Secretary has set out a new government-backed app through which drivers can explore making the switch to an electric vehicle.

New investment to make cycling more accessible in Wales

A Welsh Government electric bike pilot scheme is helping local residents swap their car for a bike in communities across Wales.

Air pollution linked to greater risk of coronavirus hospitalisation

There is a link between a person’s exposure to air pollution and the severity with which they will experience the effects of coronavirus.

Glasgow reduces its carbon emissions by 41 per cent

Glasgow has drastically reduced its carbon emissions by 41 per cent since 2006, surpassing the 30 per cent target set for 2020.

Boosting hedgerows by 40 per cent could help nature and economy

CPRE has highlighted the huge environmental and economic benefits of hedgerows and shows that boosting them by 40 per cent would yield almost £4 for every £1 invested.

Funding boost for local authorities to tackle air pollution

The latest round of Air Quality Grants for local authorities has opened to reduce the impact of polluted air on people's health.

Oxfordshire on path for wave of 20mph sites

A 20mph speed limit is set to be introduced in Cuxham, which could pave the way for a countywide road safety programme in Oxfordshire.

Free air-quality education in Liverpool City Region

Young children across Liverpool will be taught the value of good air quality in their communities after being granted access to a free learning platform.

Shell to help local authorities install EV chargers

Shell is seeking to have 50,000 on-street electric vehicle charge posts installed across the UK by the end of 2025.

Welsh schools to see use new air quality technology

The Welsh Government has announced a new investment in technology to improve air quality and quickly disinfect classrooms and lecture theatres.

£10 million to clean high streets of chewing gum

Major chewing gum producers, brought together by government, have signed up to a new £10 million partnership to remove gum litter from our high streets.


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.

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