30 hours free childcare causing huge challenges for nurseries

The impact of the 30 hours of funded childcare policy is causing huge challenges for nurseries, including growing deficits and additional administration.

B&NES Council consulting on green building policies

Bath & North East Somerset Council is to consult on how developments can be more energy efficient and better adapted to the impacts of climate change.

Cornwall's cabinet give green light to parking improvements

Ambitious long term plans for the future of parking in Cornwall have today been given the green light by Cornwall Council’s cabinet.

Over 180 children placed on child protection plans daily

The LGA has found that more than 180 children are placed on child protection plans every day to keep them safe from harm.

Give county councils more influence over planning

Two new reports for the CCN have urged for a larger role for county councils in planning to help solve the affordability housing crisis.

Lambeth Council to enhance its digital services

Lambeth Council has partnered with Intercity Technology to enhance its digital services through a fully-managed and flexible IT support service.

Shared bike scheme set to expand in Brighton

Brighton & Hove City Council has announced that the city’s shared bikes scheme is set to expand, with 120 new bikes and more hubs installed.

Delays to social care paper frustrating

Social care leaders have expressed frustration at the government’s decision to postpone the much-needed Social Care Green Paper.

Tackle underperformance in both academies and council-run schools

A new EPI report has found little difference in the performance of schools in academy chains and local authorities.

Councils selling thousands of public buildings each year

Councils are selling off over 4,000 public buildings and spaces every year, with more than 7,000 others at risk over the next five years.

Consultation on banning combustible cladding published

James Brokenshire has published a consultation on banning the use of combustible materials on the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.

Cornwall Council celebrates Energy Recovery Centre opening

Cornwall Council and SUEZ have celebrated the official opening of the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre in St Dennis.

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