£5 million for mental health community projects

Community projects supporting people with their mental health during the coronavirus pandemic will benefit from their share of £5 million.

NGOs call for urgent implementation of ‘School Streets’

Ten NGOs have called on councils to make walking and cycling safer for children when they travel to and from school.

Councils unable to help families in crisis because of cuts

Sustained cuts to local emergency support schemes are leaving families with nowhere to turn in a financial crisis.

Solar farm plans submitted by Leicestershire CC

Major plans to develop a solar farm and a carbon neutral site have been lodged by Leicestershire County Council.

Local services need coronavirus funding certainty

Councils need further clarity about when they will receive more government funding to help communities through this crisis and beyond.

Ambitious active travel plans unveiled in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is to use £5 million to support the creation of safe, accessible routes for walking, cycling and wheeling as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

Vital infrastructure must be ready for the future

The National Infrastructure Commission has stressed that proactive steps are needed to ensure the UK’s infrastructure can remain resilient.

£20m fund to transform homelessness services in Wales

£20 million has been made available to help ensure that no-one in emergency shelter in Wales during the coronavirus crisis has to return to the streets.

Use West Midlands as test bed for early reopening of tourism

The government has been urged to allow the West Midlands to become a national test bed for an early reopening of the tourism, hospitality and cultural sector.

BSI publishes UK Safe Working Guidelines

BSI has published new safe working guidelines to help businesses manage a safe return to work and reoccupation of their facilities.

NHS Test and Trace service launched

The new NHS Test and Trace service has now launched across England, seeking to help identify, contain and control coronavirus.

Faith in community hits all time high

The New Local Government Network has found that local cohesion and trust has never been higher, despite economic confidence at its lowest levels.

Future of early years providers uncertain, says LGA

Additional funding is needed to support all early years providers if enough childcare places are to be available for families who need them.

Index highlights importance of parks and green spaces

The latest Green Space Index has highlighted the need to revalue local parks and green spaces and protect them in perpetuity.

UK must go ‘faster, further and fairer’ to combat climate crisis

Only by going ‘faster, further, and fairer’ can we seize the significant national and global opportunities of a net-zero economy.

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