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Blackpool Council bids for £50m from the Towns Fund

07.08.20: Blackpool Council submitted a £50m bid to Government yesterday (Aug 6) following public consultation to help shape the town’s future. If successful, the Town Deal bid will through from the £3.6bn Towns Fund, and is one of... more >

LGA calls for urgent investment into mental health for councils

07.08.20: The Local Government Association (LGA) has published a joint report today with the Centre for Mental Health, calling for urgent investment into mental health recovery in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. This should come in the form of fundin... more >

TfL gets underway with major Ultra Low Emission Zone expansion

07.08.20: Transport for London (TfL) has progressed with the expansion of the worlds-first Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) as new infrastructure installation gets underway (Aug 6). The first new cameras are currently being installed, transforming the... more >

Why Councils need to declare a Poverty Emergency - Cllr Mandy Clare

06.08.20: On this week’s episode of Public Sector Voices we are joined by Cllr Mandy Clare from Cheshire West and Chester Council. As the Leader’s champion of Poverty and Inequality, she is calling for the full Cabinet to declare a Poverty and... more >

D2N2 LEP calls for 'pipeline' of new projects for future investment

06.08.20: Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has made a call for capital projects in the areas to create a ‘pipeline’ of future investments. D2N2 is responsible for delivering the L... more >

Housing Secretary launches ‘once in a generation’ planning reforms

06.08.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has launched a set of ‘landmark reforms’ today (Aug 6) aiming to speed up and modernise the planning system and boost economic recovery. Planning for the future outlines plans to streamline the &... more >

Bristol City Council launches £12m contract for green energy partnership

05.08.20:  Bristol City Council has relaunched its search for a partner to deliver the UK’s first carbon neutral, smart energy city by 2030, set to deliver up to £1bn of investment. The £12m contract, published Monday (Aug 3)... more >

Education Secretary gives green light for £560m in school improvements

05.08.20: Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has given the green light to £560m in school improvement investments today (Aug 5) with allocation to 580 building projects. Sixth form colleges, academies and voluntary aided schools in England wi... more >

Leeds Council unveils major flood alleviation scheme

05.08.20: A key flood alleviation scheme was officially unveiled in east Leeds yesterday (Aug 5) as part of a £4.75m programme to benefit local economy and environment. The scheme, in the Wyke Beck valley, will work to protect homes in the area... more >

Chesterfield Borough Council invests £7.1m into modernisation programme

04.08.20: Chesterfield Borough Council is investing £7.1m into delivering new and modernised council homes in Staveley to meet the needs of local people. Homes in the area will undergo extensive internal and external improvements as part of the... more >

Details of multi billion pound Green Homes Grant Scheme unveiled

04.08.20: Details of the new £2bn Green Homes Grant scheme have been announced today (Aug 4), with Government funding up to two-thirds of home improvement costs for over 600,000 homes. To take part in the scheme, builders, plumbers and other tr... more >

Homes, jobs and infrastructure to benefit from £1.3bn investment

04.08.20: Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has confirmed a £1.3bn investment today (Aug 4) into new homes, jobs and vital infrastructure projects. In total, the investment is expected to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create up to 85,000 jobs and... more >

Temporary 'Nightingale Courts' to open from next week

03.08.20: The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC MP has announced that the temporary ‘Nightingale Courts’ will begin hearing cases from next week, following the unveiling of the 10 sites on July 19. The Nightingale Court will provide mor... more >

700 new council homes under construction in London borough of Brent

03.08.20: London Borough of Brent Council has announced today (Aug 3) that just under 700 new council homes are under construction in the area as part of a £395m investment. This is the highest number of council homes delivery for any local aut... more >

Extra £22.7m in funding for adult social care providers

03.08.20: Welsh Health and Social Services Minster Vaughan Gething has announced £22.7m in additional funding today (Aug 3) for adult social care providers. The funding will add to the £40m made available to local authorities in April for... more >

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Peter Kyle MP: It’s time to say thank you this Public Service Day

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