London hits electric vehicle charging points milestone

300 more electric vehicle rapid charging points have been installed across the capital by the Mayor of London and Transport for London.

Community testing offer expanded across all local authorities

From this week, local authorities are being encouraged to target community testing to people who cannot work from home during lockdown.

35 on street EV chargers per council to be installed by 2025

Research has revealed that councils are planning to install an average of only 35 on-street electric vehicle chargers between now and 2025.

Wales launches long Covid recovery app

A recovery app has been launched by the Welsh Government for people experiencing the longer term effects of coronavirus.

Make temporary active travel infrastructure permanent

Friends of the Earth and Transport for Quality of Life has released a list of 27 actions that local authorities can take to reduce car use.

Councils urged to ensure Local Plans are up to date

Councils are being urged to update their Local Plans to ensure that the country gets on with building the homes it needs and in the right places.

Pothole breakdowns prevalent, despite less traffic

RAC patrols went to the rescue of nearly 1,500 drivers who had more than likely suffered a pothole-related breakdown in the last three months of 2020.

‘Right to Regenerate’ to help transform derelict buildings

New Right to Regenerate plans will enable the public to require councils to sell unused land and assets for new homes and community spaces.

New laws to protect cultural and historic heritage

New laws to protect England’s cultural and historic heritage will mean that historic statues should be ‘retained and explained’ for future generations.

Social care sector to receive £269 million boost

A new £120 million fund for local authorities has been announced to boost depleted social care staffing levels.

Government urged to rethink parts of planning proposals

A coalition of 18 organisations has urged the government to rethink major elements of its controversial planning proposals.

Williamson launches review of children’s social care

Gavin Williamson is launching a review of children’s social care to help make sure children and young adults get the support they need.

Six areas chosen for local health partnerships

Six areas have been chosen to join the first phase of a programme designed to improve the health and wellbeing of communities.

Scale of rough sleeping exceeds government estimates

The National Audit Office has said that the scale of the rough sleeping population in England far exceeds the government’s previous estimates.

£4.9 million to make digital public services better in Wales

The Welsh Government is investing £4.9 million to improve digital public services so that they are easier and slicker for people to use.

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