Disposal ‘on the go' recycling is not working

A RECycling Of Used Plastics Limited (RECOUP) survey has revealed that ‘on the go’ collection infrastructure in the UK is inadequate.

Culture change needed in local government

The Communities and Local Government Committee has stated that a 'culture change' is needed within local authorities.

Newcastle residents anxious over state of public services

A survey of residents commissioned by Newcastle City Council has highlighted increasing concerns over the state of public services.

Herefordshire pledges to support more refugees

Herefordshire County Council has agreed to support more refugees as part of the Home Office’s various resettlement schemes.

Energy scheme saves Cambridgeshire schools thousands

Schools across Cambridgeshire are collectively saving £600,000 per year as part of Cambridgeshire County Council’s energy generation programme.

Oxfordshire hits superfast broadband target early

Over 95 per cent of Oxfordshire premises are now able to get superfast broadband.

Bus passenger journeys continue to fall

The number of people using buses in England each year has fallen to its lowest level in a decade, dropping to 4.44 billion passenger journeys in 2016/17.

Manchester needs £1.5bn for cycling transformation

Chris Boardman says Greater Manchester needs £1.5 billion to help reach its ambition of transforming into a world class region for cycling and walking.

Homelessness affecting new groups of people

Homelessness is increasingly affecting families from areas and professions that would never have encountered the problem before, says the LGO.

£200 million investment in England’s roads

The government is making an investment of almost £200 million to help improve the condition of local roads up and down the country.

New train franchise for West Midlands

A new franchise, managed by a consortium of local councils, will usher in a new era of rail travel for passengers in the West Midlands.

Over 4,000 CPNs issued by councils each year

Councils in England and Wales issued 4,376 Community Protection Notices (CPNs) over the course of a year, resulting in ‘severe injustices’.

£66m spending drop on public libraries in a year

Local government funding squeeze is taking its toll on libraries with total expenditure on council-run libraries fell by £66 million.

£6 million loan proposal for affordable homes

South Lakeland District Council is planning to lend £6 million to housing associations in the region to address the shortage of rental homes.

Sprinkler systems for Manchester’s council-owned high rises

Manchester City Council is set to approve the installation of sprinklers in the 36 council-owned high rise properties.

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