More flexible support to maintain bus services in Scotland

A new grant will help maintain bus services while passenger numbers recover from the effects of the pandemic. From 1 April, the Network Support Grant will replace the COVID Support Grant, COVID Support Grant – Restart and the Bus Service Operators Grant to secure services as part of wider improvements to attract passengers back over the longer […]

Private parking fines to be capped at £50 in England and Wales

Private parking companies will have to reduce their fines by 50% under rules in a new parking code of practice introduced by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. The maximum fine will be reduced from £100 to £50 for most cases in England and Wales, excluding London. Private car parks will also have to display […]

First Rhondda Cynon Taf pilot project to adopt seven private roads gets started

The first scheme within the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s pilot project to improve and adopt seven private roads across the region is now complete – after resurfacing and drainage improvements were delivered at Trafalgar Terrace in Ystrad. Cabinet Members agreed to the pilot in September 2021, to carry out much-needed improvements at six privately-owned residential […]

TfL loses record number of hire bikes

The number of TfL’s bike hire units being declared lost has reached a record number. The Evening Standard has seen Transport for London figures which show a total of 1,164 of the hire bikes, sponsored by Santander, were lost in the nine months to the end of last September – well up on the 934 […]

Drivers support noise camera technology – survey

A new survey is suggesting seven in ten people support the idea of using technology to enforce noise limits on vehicles in Britain. carried out the survey after a trial in the Knightsbridge area of London which saw around 150 people fined for noisy vehicles, with zero repeat offences. “Our stats showed that a […]

Tarmac achieves major award for commitment to inclusion and diversity

Tarmac has been awarded the Clear Assured Silver Standard in recognition of its ongoing dedication to inclusion and diversity.  The Clear Assured Standard, from assessment body The Clear Company, is a globally-recognised accreditation. It is awarded to businesses which can demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity (I&D) measures which are reflected across both company […]

Government grants permission to Greater Manchester Authorities to delay the implementation of their Clean Air Zone

The Government has granted permission to Greater Manchester Authorities to delay the implementation of their Clean Air Zone. Decisions around the introduction of Clean Air Zones are the responsibility of local authorities, in consultation with residents and local businesses. However, since Greater Manchester’s proposals were submitted in 2019 there have been a number of challenges, […]

Safety improvements for dangerous road in Nottingham

A series of safety improvements are being introduced on a road in Nottingham which has seen a number of fatal collisions. The Nottingham Post reports a £2.5 million scheme on Derby Road in the Lenton area of the city involves adding three Toucan crossings, widening central refuges and putting in average speed cameras. Nottingham was […]


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