Nottinghamshire’s Awsworth Parish Council has partnered with charge point operator Believ to install fully funded electric vehicle (EV) charge points as part of its drive to provide rural communities with publicly accessible infrastructure.

The environmental charity Hubbub has launched a new website to help local authorities and other organisations combat litter.

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy has announced the 54 councils that will receive a share of more than £1.2 million in grants to clean up chewing gum stains from streets.

An independent report by two universities into South Cambridgeshire District Council’s performance during its four-day week trial has been published today (8 July).

Shaun Davies has stood down as the Local Government Association (LGA) Chair after being elected as the new MP for Telford. 

Defra has released a report analysing the amount of waste councils across England recycle.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has unveiled a new name for their local government graduate scheme.

West Oxfordshire District Council said it will continue to operate telephone lines for reduced hours after a trial period that reinforced residents’ desire to switch to the use of online services.

Research shows that if demand and above-inflation cost pressures continue to grow in line with recent history, councils could be forced to cut back some areas of service provision. 

The LGA will hold its Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Harrogate Convention Centre between 22-24 October.

The mass closure of council-run centres, and the loss of specialist staff, have left many vulnerable families unable to access vital early-years support.

Chief executives from councils across the country are set to benefit from a first-of-its-kind development programme.

Brighton and Hove City Council has taken on four new electric HGVs to support the city’s refuse and recycling service, and is also investing in electric vehicle charging facilities at Hollingdean depot.

Three councils are planning to buy ten houses exposed to illegal levels of nitrous dioxide (NO2).

Camden London Borough Council has selected a charging solutions operator to assume responsibility for the ongoing operation and maintenance of 92 charge points across the borough, which were part of the Go Ultra Low City Scheme (GULCS) contract which is soon to expire.

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Event Diary

This year, Total Telecom’s Connected Britain is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of networking, innovation, and collaboration. The conference is now the UK’s largest digital economy event, set to welcome over 7,500 delegates from the telecoms industry and beyond to discuss the hottest topics at ExCel London on September 11–12. 

DTX brings together creative minds and technology practitioners with the tools needed to drive change, enhance experiences and improve efficiencies across today’s organisations.

The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.