Coventry ordered to implement clean air zone
Coventry City Council has accused the Government of using ‘heavy handed’ tactics after it was ordered to implement a clean air zone.
Not sticking it to the man
Diary couldn’t help but be impressed by one plucky protester’s recent efforts in Bristol.
White Van Man on... air pollution
This Government was only elected to do one thing – deliver Brexit – and it can’t even do that, so instead it’s decided to jump on the air pollution bandwagon.
Brighton claims there's no grounds for bin strike
Brighton & Hove City Council has insisted strike action is 'unwarranted' as a union threatens to hold an industrial action ballot.
Waste strategy could lead to bins boom - DCN
Millions of already produced hard-to-recycle plastic receptacles may be made redundant by the Government’s new waste strategy, the District Councils’ Network (DCN) has warned.
City of London bids for first in electric bin collections
City of London Council is expected to become the first authority in the country to run a fully electric fleet of refuse vehicles.
Bristol energy company labelled a 'waste of money'
Bristol City Council has sparked controversy by pressing ahead with further investment in its energy company.
Controversial enforcement firm loses second contract
A controversial enforcement firm has had its second council contract terminated within a matter of months.
Council leaders insist waste reforms must be ‘fully funded’
Local authority leaders have welcomed plans to ‘overhaul’ the waste system, but cautioned Whitehall that any reforms need to be fully funded.
Opposition members win vote to resurrect Victory Energy
Councillors have made a bid to rescue a council-owned energy company.
Councils should have a planner in top team
Cuts to planning authority budgets have left them unable to compete with the private sector for the best in leadership talent. It's time for local authority chief executives to put planning back at the top table, says Victoria Hills
Council escapes sanction despite missing deadline
Derby City Council has been given more time to tackle air pollution despite ministers warning of ‘serious consequences’ after it missed an earlier deadline.
Swindon solar farm to save council £185K
A solar farm owned by Swindon Council’s wholly-owned subsidiary Public Power Solutions (PPS) is up and running.
Consultation plans for council tree felling proposed
Councils would be required to consult residents before cutting down trees in urban areas under Government plans.
Councils back £1bn boost to tackle recycling
Council chiefs have welcomed the Government’s new waste plans, which aims to encourage businesses and manufacturers to use easily recyclable packaging.
Swansea to enlist private sector for tidal lagoon project
Swansea City Council is turning to the private sector in the hope of resurrecting a project for a tidal lagoon.
Planning changes aim to boost biodiversity
Changes to planning rules could require developers to provide a ‘biodiversity net gain’ in their plans.
Hackney to install solar panels to supply energy firm
Plans are being drawn-up by Hackney LBC to install solar panels on homes to supply a new energy company.
Bishop oversees council talks with protesters
The Bishop of Sheffield has been mediating in talks between the city council and protesters against tree felling.
The day the music died
Fans of the Brum-based reggae stars UB40 once complained that the bass vibration at one gig was so loud it was ‘altering heart rhythms’.