Thumbs up for Hertfordshire’s children’s centres

98 per cent of parents who have attended their local centre in Hertfordshire in the last 12 months were satisfied with the service provided.

Bailiffs target 41,000 companies following rising business rates

Councils are increasingly giving bailiffs power to enter businesses, seize goods and sell them to settle debts.

New local energy initiative in Brighton

Your Energy Sussex, a partnership of Sussex local authorities, has set up an energy tariff scheme for residents across the county.

Radical ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford revealed

Oxfordshire County Council has revealed a range of new ideas to tackle congestion in Oxford and take the strain off of the city’s transport infrastructure.

Councils support threatened live music venues

The LGA has joined a cross-party campaign which will see a person or business responsible for a change in noise conditions being held responsible for managing that change.

Leicestershire joins suicide prevention scheme

Leicestershire County Council has approved the development of a STOP Suicide campaign.

5p plastic bag charge to be extended

Michael Gove has said that the 5p charge for plastic bags in large shops in England is set to be extended to cover nearly all retailers.

Northamptonshire County Council to be investigated

Sajid Javid has appointed an inspector to investigate concerns of financial management and governance at Northamptonshire County Council.

Councils should embrace a bold ‘changemaking’ approach

A new paper, published by the NLGN, has argued that local authorities should adopt a bold ‘changemaking’ approach for its future steps.

Overflowing waste bins worse in London

Londoners are hardest hit by the effects of problem waste, new research into overflowing waste has revealed.

Free trees encouragement in Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is working with the Woodland Trust to improve the region’s green areas by offering free trees.

Brighton pinpoints potential housing brownfield sites

Brighton City Council has identified 180 brownfield sites as having potential to provide space for a number of new homes that the region needs.

£330 million to tackle societal challenges

£330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless and disadvantaged young people over the next four years.

UK needs plastic bottle deposit return scheme

The Environmental Audit Committee has urged for the introduction of a UK-wide deposit return scheme for plastic bottles.

Improvement recognised in Manchester’s children's services

Ofsted inspectors have recognised significant improvements to children’s services in Manchester, ruling that some services are no longer ‘inadequate.’

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