New Metals Matter campaign for Cambridge

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have launched a new metal recycling campaign.

Manchester plans refurb project for vacant properties

Manchester City Council has announced plans to undertake major refurbishment works to transform the Ben Street residential area.

Southwark Council commits to low-carbon investment

Southwark Council will cut its investments in fossil fuels by agreeing to move £150 million into the Blackrock Low Carbon Target Equity Fund.

£310 million to be spent on care in Staffordshire

Despite social care pressures, Staffordshire County Council has announced that a record £310 million will be spent on care this year.

Welsh councils should adopt better financial arrangements

The Auditor General for Wales has said that councils need to improve the governance and financial management arrangements they have in place.

Glasgow to end plastic straw use

Glasgow City Council is to stop using plastic straws in a bid to prevent tens of thousands of plastic straws a year going to landfill.

‘Concerning’ rise in pothole-caused breakdowns

The RAC has recorded an 11 per cent increase in breakdowns caused by poor quality roads in the last three months of 2017.

Joint inquiry launched on long-term social care funding

The Communities and Local Government and Health Committees have launched a joint inquiry on the long-term funding of adult social care.

Council considering selling new £53m headquarters

Northamptonshire County Council have proposed a plan to sell its new £53 million One Angel Square headquarters, which officially opened in October.

Rough sleeping rises for seventh year

Rough sleeping in England has increased for the seventh year in a row, despite the government investing £550 million to address the issue.

One per cent in council tax will not stop pressure

The CCN has warned that new freedoms to raise council tax will only raise one tenth of the amount being cut from county council budgets.

52 times more funding for national than local roads

The government plans to spend £1.1 million per mile to maintain its strategic road network in the next few years, but only £21,000 per mile for the local roads.

Free water refill points by 2021

Shops, cafes and businesses will offer free water refill points in every major city and town by 2021 in a bid to cut disposable plastic bottle use.

£42 million boost for home adaptations

£42 million will be spent on enabling more elderly and disabled residents to make adaptations to their homes so they can live independently.

Four-weekly black bin collection for Conwy Council

Following a successful trial, Conwy County Borough Council has taken the decision to phase in four-weekly black bin collections across the region.

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