Forest Heath DC's solar farm generates £1.3m in second year

Investment in solar puts £372,300 back into council services and helps make Forest Heath DC carbon neutral

NALC research shows support for single code of conduct

90% of local councils questioned would support a code of conduct that is the same and mandatory for all local authorities, according to research conducted by the National Association of Local Councils (NALC).

The plan calls on government to end the sale of all new polluting vehicles earlier than 2040 and to revise Vehicle Excise Duty to incentivise the purchase of new and second-hand zero-emissions vehicles.

The projects aim to support children back into mainstream education, encourage parents and carers to be more involved in their child’s education, and help young people make good academic progress.

The DfT has committed to directing a third of its procurement spending towards small and medium-sized enterprises by 2022.

The LGA has found that 525,000 tonnes of plastic pots, tubs and trays are used by households a year but just 169,145 tonnes of this waste is able to be recycled.  

New report highlights benefits of rental insurance

The average renter loses over £300 per tenancy because of participation in the existing deposit protection schemes.

Food banks cannot be sole solution to holiday hunger

More tonnes of food are distributed in the summer months by foodbanks than were received as donations, creating an unsustainable way of working.

Report highlights air quality efforts in Bath

An annual status report has outlined decreases in harmful levels of nitrogen dioxide across Bath and North East Somerset.

Northampton sets out proposed action plan

Northamptonshire County Council has revealed a proposed action plan outlining a series of measures concerning priority areas of spend.

Young carers feeling lonely during summer

New research has revealed that nearly half of young carers are spending more than four hours a day during the summer caring for a relative.

NCS funding should go to local youth services

The Local Government Association says that current National Citizen Service funding should be devolved to local youth services.

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