Local transport key to economic growth in north

The RTPI has urged Transport for the North to work closely with councils to ensure transport investment supports urban regeneration and sustainable patterns of growth.

Pothole related call-outs highest in over decade

The RAC has reported that breakdowns caused by potholes in the first quarter of 2018 were the third highest recorded since 2006.

Canterbury outlines plan to tackle air pollution

Canterbury City Council has released its first draft of its Air Quality Action Plan (AQAP) in hopes of improving air quality across the district.

Waste services competition to maximise flexibility claim contested

The ESA has said that councils should use outsourcing to deliver cost savings and drive innovation in service delivery for their residents.

72 per cent of counties suffering from poor broadband speeds

Broadband speeds in rural areas are up to three times slower than neighbouring cities, experiencing below the national average download speed.

New tech to speed up repairs to potholes

An innovative method to speed up repairs to potholes is being used in Lancashire County Council following recent cold and wet weather.

Zero-emission buses for Dundee and Aberdeen

As part of a €25 million project, Dundee City Council and Aberdeen City Council will both be adding hydrogen fuel cell electric buses to their fleets.

£6 billion package to help end fuel poverty

The government has revealed that nearly a million more low-income households are set to benefit from innovative energy saving measures.

Councils able to double on-the-spot fines for litter

Thérèse Coffey has announced that councils will be given the power to almost double on-the-spot fines for litter louts, from £80 to £150.

£48 million for cleaner, greener buses

The new Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme, aimed at ensuring greener journeys, has been launched by Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani.

£36 million of funding for enhanced flood protection

Thérèse Coffey has announced that 25 new schemes will receive a share of £36 million to improve flood protection over the next three years.

Plans announced for deposit return scheme

The Environment Secretary has announced that a deposit return scheme to increase recycling rates and reduce waste pollution will be consulted upon.

£56 million flood defence ending for Welsh coasts

Hannah Blythyn has announced a £56 million programme to improve flood and coastal erosion defences across Wales.

£25m to help support vital bus services in Wales

A £25 million funding boost for bus services in Wales has been announced to better support necessary bus transport across 22 local authorities.

Councils spent £43.3 million on pothole compensation claims

Cycling UK says local authorities have spent at least £43.3 million dealing with compensation claims and legal costs due to potholes over the last five years.

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