Electric car chargepoints to be smart by July

All government funded home chargepoints for electric vehicles must use innovative ‘smart’ technology from July 2019.

Greater asbestos awareness training needed

UKATA has encouraged all public sector employees to be asbestos-aware in order to better manage the ‘ticking time-bomb’ problem.

Birmingham CC reveals how Clean Air Zone will function

Birmingham City Council has published how its Clean Air Zone will work, which is due to be implemented from January 2020.

Communities receive £1 million for pocket parks

Rishi Sunak has announced that community groups can now bid for funds to establish a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park in their area.

London boroughs congratulated on green spaces

More than 70 per cent of London Boroughs have achieved a very good or higher resident satisfaction rating for their parks.

80,000 trees to be planted in London

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has revealed that a record 80,000 trees are to be planted in London during National Tree Week.

New financial penalties for fly tipping households

New financial penalties of up to £400 for householders who fail to properly give their waste to a licensed carrier are coming in to force.

Flood threat may result in people being relocated

Michael Gove has warned that people may have to be moved away from high-risk areas as a result of increased flooding threats.

Two-step solution for flood protection in Leeds

Leeds City Council has announced proposals to proceed with a ‘pragmatic two-step solution’ to provide enhanced flood protection measures.

Coastal Revival funding to restore coastal landmarks

Almost £1 million has been awarded to 25 projects to restore coastal landmarks and bring economic growth to coastal communities.

Free EV charge points across West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has announced that 88 new, free electric vehicles rapid-charge points are to be installed from next year.

1.4m tonnes of salt stockpiled by councils for winter weather

Councils have prepared for this year’s winter weather, with 94 per cent having the same level or more salt in stock for gritting.

Sheffield’s parks to benefit from new five-year strategy

Sheffield City Council has set out its ambitions for the city’s parks with a new five-year strategy that could see millions invested in green spaces.

Nottingham City Council's air quality plan approved

The government has announced it has approved Nottingham City Council’s new plan to tackle air pollution in Nottingham city centre.

Cycling prioritised in new road safety plans

Jesse Norman has announced aims for a new cycling and walking champion, to promote cycle and pedestrian-friendly policies.

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