Substantial increase in affordable homes in West Midlands

The West Midlands saw a 33 per cent increase in affordable homes completed during the last year, which is three times the national average.

Public service delivery overhaul in Manchester

Andy Burnham has labelled the new Greater Manchester model of public service delivery as a ‘big test for devolution’ for the region.

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.

Action necessary in council care complaints

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has launched its annual review of adult social care complaints.

Herefordshire Council signs up for Positive Parking

Herefordshire Council has agreed to become a member of the BPA and align itself with the principles of the Positive Parking Agenda.

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.

Developing the future of Cambridgeshire focus of plans

Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed funding of more than £30 million to develop four new clean energy schemes in the region.

Westminster austerity agenda costs Wales 28,000 jobs

28,100 local authority jobs have been lost in Wales since 2010 as a result of severe spending cuts driven by the UK Westminster government.

School fruit and vegetable scheme needs revamp

The current school fruit and vegetable scheme needs revamping as it is failing in its mission to encourage young people to eat more fresh produce.

New roadmap for public libraries launched

A new initiative has been launched to explore different options for how libraries could be better funded and managed.

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.

Office conversions costing communities affordable homes

Communities have missed out on more than 10,000 desperately-needed affordable homes in the past three years as a result of office conversions.

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