More West Sussex schools join renewables project

Two schools in Crawley and Horsham are the latest to join the West Sussex County Council Solar Power for Schools programme.

£30 million to improve road safety for HS2 communities

£30 million of funding for towns and villages along the route of the new High Speed Two railway will help improve road and cycle safety.

Community libraries gets council backing in Bath

Proposals to develop community libraries have been backed by Bath & North East Somerset Council who plan to keep the mobile service operating.

Government cuts to floods fund ‘dangerously wrong’

Recent flooding in Lancashire has led to Labour suggesting that cuts to flood funding shows that the government has ‘called it dangerously wrong’.

£190m Gigabit broadband challenge fund launched

A new £190m programme designed to accelerate the rate at which Full Fibre networks are made available across the UK has been opened.

New details released on Legal Services Marketplace

CCS has released further details about the new Legal Services Marketplace, expected be awarded in 2018 and estimated to be worth £650 million.

Burnham continues homelessness push

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has announced a new wave of radical proposals to address homelessness and save lives as winter draws in.

Council seeks views as part of Oxford2050 consultation

Oxford City Council is asking residents and businesses for their views on issues such as homes and climate change as part of the Oxford2050 consultation.

Second Lancashire library reopens

Lancashire County Council has announced that a second library has reopened to the public under a flagship programme.

Leicester City Council backs living wage increase

1,800 low paid workers employed by Leicester City Council will receive a pay rise in line with an increase in the real Living Wage.

Cabinet decides the future of Newcastle’s parks

Newcastle City Council’s cabinet has approved a proposal for innovative plans to set up an independent charitable trust to run the city’s parks.

London council leaders seek housing freedoms

The Mayor of London and 21 London boroughs are urging the government to give the capital the investment it needs to build more affordable homes.

London councils plan £380m fire safety spend

Research has found that London councils are expecting to spend approximately £383 million to make social housing safer following the Grenfell Tower fire.

Pay cap reduces spending by £8.5bn this year

New analysis by the TUC union has revealed that the public sector pay cap has reduced spending power in England by £8.5 billion this year.

Worcestershire to launch new Social Work Academy

Worcestershire County Council is to launch a new academy for social workers in the region in the New Year.

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