Scottish Borders Council opposes wind farm

Councillors from the Scottish Borders Council have unanimously objected to the construction of a 15-turbine wind farm near Bonchester Bridge.

EA begins £3.8m Totnes flood scheme

The Environment Agency (EA) has started work on a £3.8million scheme aimed at reducing the risk of flooding to over 400 homes and businesses in Totnes.

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council signs new data sharing contract

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has signed a contract with Capita One to improve integration between its computer systems and simplify data sharing across children’s services.

The Local Government Association (LGA), has called on the government to use the Spring Budget to free councils from borrowing limits hampering their ability to build new homes, citing that local authorities are forced to spend £2 million per day on providing temporary accommodation.

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the government to drop the current limit for drink driving, from 80mg to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has warned that the average price of council tax bills in England is set to by four per cent in April, reaching almost £1,600 annually.

Bob Price, Oxford City Council's leader has called the revised plans to merge Oxfordshire's six councils ‘confused’, claiming they did not address the city's governance in an acceptable way.

£50m a year spent on fly-tipping

New figures show that councils will have to spend £50 million to clear litter, as incidents of fly-tipping continue to increase.

CCS supports public sector save on water bills

A new water framework agreement will enable public sector organisations to choose which company supplies their water services.

Record high for zero hour contracts

New analysis of ONS data reveals that the number of people on controversial zero hours contracts has reached a record high of 910,000.

11 regions bid for UK City of Culture 2021

The Department for Culture, Media & Sport has confirmed that eleven areas have registered bids to be UK City of Culture 2021.

Basildon and Brentwood councils to explore shared services

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by Basildon Council and Brentwood Borough Council to work together to explore further opportunities for partnership and collaborative working.

Social care not just a concern for elderly, LGA warns

The Local Government Association (LGA), has reminded that social care is not just about providing care for elderly people, claiming bigger financial pressures on councils include providing care for people with learning disabilities.

Highland Council to introduce annual charge for green bins

Highland Council has announced it will start charging a £30 annual fee for brown wheelie bins, which collect ‘green waste’ and are emptied fortnightly from spring to late autumn.

10 per cent of councils to cut comms teams, research shows

According to research published by Pancea Applications Ltd and LG Communications and reported by LocalGov, one in 10 local authorities are planning cuts to staff numbers in their communications teams over the coming year.

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