Many local authorities are failing to take enough action to reduce emissions from the transport sector, says co-director of Climate Emergency UK

Too many local authorities are failing to take enough action to reduce emissions from the transport sector, according to Isaac Beevor, co-director of Climate Emergency UK. The organisation launched the Council Climate Action Scorecards last week, the first ever holistic assessment of all UK local authorities’ climate action. “At Climate Emergency UK we truly believe in the […]

LGA: Don’t take transport powers away from councils

It is councils – who know their communities best – that should be trusted to make local transport decisions not Whitehall, according to the Local Government Association (LGA). Responding to the Government’s plan for motorists, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, said: “Councils want to work with the Government to make […]

Rise in flash flood compensation claims

Local authorities in England are grappling with hundreds of compensation claims for flash floods, as central government budget cuts leave councils struggling to upkeep local roads and ageing drainage systems.   Between January 2020 and December 2022, councils received 740 claims from property owners for flood damage caused by sudden downpours. Councils accepted liability in 128 […]

Local Authorities invited to Quantum Computing Workshop

The Department for Transport is hosting two workshops next months for Local Authority Heads of Innovation, Principal Engineers or those working in Technology in the Highways area to discuss prioritising quantum technologies in transport. Quantum technologies are emerging technologies that use subatomic particles to provide transformative solutions, many of which are in the transport sector. […]

Boundary Marketing & PR launches PR and communications service for local authorities

Boundary Marketing & PR, the only marketing company dedicated to the highways and transport industry, is to launch a new PR and communications service for local authorities. The service has been designed to help local authorities to engage more effectively with the public to explain why highway and transport works are important and how they […]

Plans unveiled to improve local authority action on air quality

A consultation on delivering cleaner air in towns, cities and rural areas across England has been launched today (11 April). The Government is seeking views on a revised Air Quality Strategy which outlines how councils in England should use their existing powers and responsibilities more effectively to deliver improvements to air quality. The draft strategy includes: Following […]


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