County council’s report highlights growth corridor importance

Northamptonshire County Council’s new economic report has highlighted its importance of being part of Britain’s ‘silicon valley’.

£60,000 boost for ’Social Prescribing’ in Somerset

Health services in Somerset have received a £60,000 financial boost to help ‘Social Prescribing’ take a leap forward.

Emergency accommodation for rough sleepers due to weather

Oxford City Council is extending its activation of its Severe Weather Emergency Protocol (SWEP) for rough sleepers for at least two further nights.

Derby Council attempts to alleviate winter pressures on NHS

Derby City Council approveds plans to create additional bed spaces in a number of its care homes, in order to relieve winter pressures on the NHS.

£12 million to boost Liverpool’s economy by £58m annually

Liverpool City Council’s £1 billion Paddington Village scheme has been given a £12 million boost from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Over 500 child protection investigations carried out daily

More than 500 child protection investigations were started every day on average last year by councils concerned about children at risk of harm, the LGA has revealed.

New train franchise for West Midlands

A new franchise, managed by a consortium of local councils, will usher in a new era of rail travel for passengers in the West Midlands.

Over 4,000 CPNs issued by councils each year

Councils in England and Wales issued 4,376 Community Protection Notices (CPNs) over the course of a year, resulting in ‘severe injustices’.

£66m spending drop on public libraries in a year

Local government funding squeeze is taking its toll on libraries with total expenditure on council-run libraries fell by £66 million.

£6 million loan proposal for affordable homes

South Lakeland District Council is planning to lend £6 million to housing associations in the region to address the shortage of rental homes.

Sprinkler systems for Manchester’s council-owned high rises

Manchester City Council is set to approve the installation of sprinklers in the 36 council-owned high rise properties.

Six Kent councils see improvement in recycling rates

Six Kent district councils recorded an increase in food waste recycling during the first half of 2017.

Brownfield land not the only solution to housing crisis

A new report has argued that the amount of brownfield land available will not be enough to meet the current housing need.

Winter transport contract for Newcastle council

Newcastle City Council has signed a contract with leading transport company Colas Ltd to keep the city moving during winter weather.

New communities funding for councils

90 per cent of councils are now part of a programme that will create 44,000 new jobs and release land for 25,000 new homes.

Leicestershire proposes £54 million of savings

Leicestershire County Council has revealed its latest budget proposals with a four-year plan to save £54 million by 2022.

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