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£2 million LED lighting contract for Windsor

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has awarded a £2 million contract for low-energy LED street lights to Zeta Specialist Lighting.

£22.8 million for community development

The government has awarded £22.8 million to help communities develop plans to give them a real say in the development of their area.

Government focus on demand heightening housing crisis

The government’s focus on meeting market demand, rather than prioritise genuine local housing needs, is ‘perpetuating’ the housing crisis.

Essex appointed Worcestershire's Improvement Partner

Essex County Council has been formally appointed as Worcestershire's Improvement Partner, to help the council make improvements in children’s services.

Social workers reveal extent of social care problems

A new survey by Community Care Magazine has revealed just how threadbare the social care safety net in England has become.

Millennials spending triple on housing than grandparents

David Willetts has revealed that millennials are spending three times more of their income on housing than their grandparents generation.

Neighbourhood Networks set for funding boost in Leeds

Leeds City Council’s executive board is set to agree multi-million pound funding to expand the works of the city’s Neighbourhood Networks.

Pay cap lifting will benefit public sector recruitment

New research has warned that the struggle to recruit and retain staff in public services will continue, unless the pay cap is lifted.

 GB Features

Christmas trees - getting value for money

The BCTGA look at the supply of Christmas trees in the UK and the importance for authorities of sourcing them locally

Making the most of G-Cloud

Jake Madders, co-founder and director of Hyve Managed Hosting, outlines some crib sheet questions to ask every cloud provider

Credit: Fraser Cameron Photography

Ruth Fisher discusses the Christmas infrastructure across Scotland’s capital city centre, looking at the successes of the event

brexit: An environmental opportunity?

Will Brexit affect the environment and how can the UK's metro mayors maintain sustainable programmes for their regions?

Smarter energy for a more efficient authority

September’s GB Top 10 investigates how local authorities across the UK are improving their energy efficiency

How can cities stop car being king?

Cutting down on the number of commuters using cars for short journeys will be key to easing congestion, says Adeline Bailly.

Natural flood management – taking it forward

Steve Maslen explains how natural flood management might effectively be applied to communities at risk of flooding

Fire safety legislation and refurbishment

Catherine Nelms, of the Fire Industry Association, explains why fire safety legislation must be adhered to through any planning or refurbishment process

 Events

27/09/2017 to 28/09/2017

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

20/09/2017 to 21/09/2017

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

17/10/2017 to 18/10/2017

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.

Event Diary

The largest flood exhibition and conference in the world is coming to London’s ExCeL in September.

The Emergency Services Show takes place at the NEC from 20-21 September and is the only UK event for all involved in public safety.

World of Learning will feature even more opportunities to discover the latest in learning and development (L&D) with over 100 exhibitors, The Technology Test Drive, Learning Design Live, live workshops, one-to-one consultations, free seminars and its renowned annual conference.