LGA explores tomorrow’s transport technology

The LGA is to explore the transition in vehicle technology that is likely to see our current vehicles replaced fully electric and automated transport.

London green space funding allocated

Sadiq Khan has announced the six winners of over £2 million of the Mayor’s Greener City Fund for green space improvements.

New electric vehicle charging partnership in Southampton

Southampton City Council has just completed a deal to install 30 new EV charging points across five city-centre multi-storey car parks.

Local gov ahead of NHS in visitor journey management

NHS trusts are falling behind local government in implementing journey management strategies to reduce waiting times for visitors.

Gove to launch new Clean Air Strategy

Michael Gove will launch an ‘ambitious’ new clean air strategy to tackle air pollution, although critics have labelled it as ‘hugely disappointing’.

Swansea takes delivery of 40 electric vans

Swansea Council has taken delivery of forty electric vans, making it the largest electric van fleet in Wales.

Cars should be banned from school gates

Living Streets has set out 21 recommendations to enable more children to walk to and from school and fight air pollution.

Smart technology to boost Derby’s highway network

Derby City Council is rolling out cutting edge smart technology to the city’s road network, which will help create a digital map of Derby’s road sign inventory.

England facing shortfall of four million homes

The National Housing Federation has revealed that England’s total housing need backlog has reached four million homes.

Fundamental reform is needed to improve building safety

Dame Judith Hackitt’s review of building regulations has controversially not urged for a ban on flammable cladding.

Dementia patients 'abandoned' by system, says charity

The Alzheimer's Society has claimed that vulnerable people struggling with dementia have been left to ‘fend for themselves’.

Special guardian policy left many families out of pocket

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found problems in the way North Tyneside Council was paying support to special guardians.

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Event Diary

The annual Digital Government conference will be returning to the QEII Centre, London on Thursday 24th May.