£10bn needed to fix potholes across England and Wales

Councils will need to spend a total of £10 billion over a decade to bring all their pothole-plagued roads up to scratch.

25 areas to share £150m to develop new flooding responses

Defra has announced the 25 new flooding and coastal resilience projects across England that are being awarded funding.

Half a million tonnes of recycling rejected at point of sorting

Incorrect recycling contributed to more than half a million tonnes of household recycling being rejected at the point of sorting last year.

Drones and AI used in UK-first to tackle litter

Bournemouth will be the focus of a ground-breaking pilot scheme this summer which will see drone-based technology used to tackle the issue of litter.

Labour calls for electric vehicle revolution

Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary Ed Miliband is calling for an electric vehicle revolution for every part of the country.

Recycling reforms include Deposit Return Scheme

Landmark reforms that will boost recycling, tackle plastic pollution and reduce litter have been announced.

Roll out clean air zones to tackle air pollution

The Green Alliance has stressed that the most effective way to deal with dirty air in the UK is to roll out clean air zones across the country.

Action Plan for Zero Carbon Oxford set out

Oxford City Council has set out its first Action Plan for bringing about a net zero carbon city by 2040 or earlier.

300,000 homes better protected from flooding since 2015

The Environment Agency has announced that more than 300,000 homes are better protected from the effects of climate change compared with 2015.

Government underestimating decarbonising housing challenge

The government is failing to grasp the enormous challenge of decarbonising the UK’s housing stock, says committee.

Liverpool City Region sets out one-year climate plan

Dozens of immediate actions to tackle the climate emergency in the Liverpool City Region are highlighted in a one-year plan.

London boroughs championing EV switch

London boroughs are championing Londoners who want to make the switch to electric vehicles through the delivery of on-street charge points.

New Defra partnership with Forest for Cornwall

Defra and Forest for Cornwall have formed an innovative new National Woodland Creation Partnership pilot to drive regional tree planting.

£70 million fund to improve recycling in Scotland

A new £70 million Scottish Government fund to improve recycling infrastructure across Scotland has been launched to mark Global Recycling Day.

Hydrogen buses set for Liverpool City Region

Funding for a new project which is seeking to bring 20 hydrogen powered double decker buses to the streets of Liverpool is set to be approved.

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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.