Municipal vehicles are essential to the everyday functionality of life across the UK. We rely on them to take out our bins, sweep our streets and keep our sewage systems clean. 

Daniel Coulon, director at the National Association of Wheeled Bin Washers sets out some of the solutions for bin cleaning.

Cllr Martin Hill OBE, leader of Lincolnshire County Council has been a councillor since 1993. Here, he looks back over the last three decades.

Having served as a councillor at Reading Borough Council uninterrupted since 1973, Councillor Tony Page was elected Mayor of Reading in May 2023 and will now serve as Mayor for a period of 12 months until May 2024. He recounts some of the big moments from the last 50 years.

John Marsh was first elected to Rushmoor Borough council in 1976, serving as Leader of the Council from 2000 to 2004 and as Mayor of Rushmoor on three separate occasions. Here, he looks back at his time with the council.

In creating our Manifesto for Stronger Places, ADEPT has stepped into new territory, because we all know our local places deserve better, but we need policy as well as investment to make a difference, explains Hannah Bartram, chief executive officer, ADEPT.

Government Business talks to Councillor Tom Hayes about Britain’s first Zero Emission Zone and reducing road transport in Oxford

GB talks to Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, leader of Brighton & Hove City Council, about moving towards a green recovery in Brighton

Tris Dyson examines how local government can collaborate to solve some of the challenges set out in the Levelling Up white paper

Chris Clarke, Policy Researcher at HOPE not hate, argues that we need to focus more on events which bring communities together

Laura Hughes, partner at Browne Jacobson, discusses the key takeaways for local government at November’s COP26

GB talks to Tracy Brabin, Mayor of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, about Net Zero ambitions, local collaboration and tackling food waste

Government Business talks to Councillor Nicola Beech about sustainability, local collaboration and reaching net zero in Bristol by 2030

Charlie McNelly & Rob Franklin explain how local authorities can embark on their net zero journeys

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, details the opportunity to bring public services closer together to better meet the needs of local areas

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The countdown to the Environmental Services & Solutions Expo (ESS Expo) is on! As the UK’s largest environmental gathering, ESS Expo is set to take place on 11-12 September 2024 at the NEC, Birmingham.

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