Zero Emission Zone Pilot approved for Oxford

Oxford’s proposed ZEZ pilot has now been formally approved by Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet for launch in August.

Inquiry launched into council’s role in net zero aims

MPs have launched a new inquiry to examine the UK's strategy for meeting the 2050 'net zero' target at a local level.

Charging Clean Air Zone launches in Bath

The UK’s first charging clean air zone outside of London has launched in Bath to drive down harmful pollution and protect public health.

Welsh Government to pilot e-bike schemes

The Welsh Government will fund pilot schemes to accelerate the uptake of electric bikes and electric cargo bikes.

New investment in air quality monitoring in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced new investment in air quality monitoring worth almost £1.5 million.

School Streets improve air quality, studies show

Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent.

Tree fund for local communities announced

DEFRA has announced a new funding initiative to increase tree planting and natural regeneration in local communities.

£2.9 million to fund trees for local communities

The Woodland Trust is providing much needed funding for local authorities to plant trees and create green spaces.

Zero Emission Zone Pilot in Oxford step closer

Oxford is moving closer to the introduction of Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone, after Oxford City Council supported the introduction of a Pilot.

Two new offshore wind ports in North East

The government is investing £95 million in two new offshore wind ports in the Humber region and Teesside.

Many waste services remain under strain

ADEPT has said that waste services across the country are continuing to feel the impacts of coronavirus.

Growth in London’s cycle network continues

Sadiq Khan has announced that construction work will begin on four major new cycling infrastructure projects across the capital this month.

£5 million boost for councils to tackle air pollution

Local authorities have been granted more than £5 million in government funding to deliver innovative projects to improve air quality.

10 new hydrogen buses for Aberdeen’s fleet

Funding of £4.5 million has been awarded to Aberdeen City Council for the introduction of 10 new hydrogen buses into the city’s public transport fleet.

The government ‘lacks a plan for how it will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050’ despite setting the target in law almost two years ago.


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.