William Eichler 16 May 2019

Grayling calls on councils to apply for green transport funding

Grayling calls on councils to apply for green transport funding image

Chris Grayling has urged more local authorities to apply for funding earmarked for investment into ecologically sustainable transport projects.

Speaking today at the Northern Transport Summit in Manchester, the transport secretary will highlight the Government’s record in green investment.

To date, he will say, Whitehall has overseen the investment of more than £600m in green transport across the north.

However, he will point out that millions in funding is still available to councils and businesses through a range of green schemes, such as public, home and workplace chargepoints.

According to Mr Grayling, only two local authorities in the north have bid for funding so far from the On-Street Residential Chargepoint Scheme in 2019/20.

‘We’re determined to make our transport greener than ever, and through the Transforming Cities Fund and investment in improving electric vehicle infrastructure, we’re making great strides in achieving that across the region,’ Mr Grayling will say.

‘But local authorities and businesses have a key role to play if we want to accelerate the use of low-carbon transport and clean up our air.

‘I urge them to take advantage of the funding available as we move together towards a zero-emission future – and to a Green Northern Powerhouse.’

Through the Transforming Cities Fund, £576m has been invested across the north-west, north-east, and Yorkshire and the Humber to support public and sustainable transport infrastructure.

Unjust enrichment?  image

Unjust enrichment?

Housing authorities should take care when relying upon valuations that will feed into section 125 notices, says Amy Rogers, of the disputes team at Cripps.
Highways jobs

Divisional Manager – Revenues, Benefits & Customer services

Chichester District Council
£51,354 to £55,167
We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the Revenues, Benefits & Customer Services division. Chichester, West Sussex
Recuriter: Chichester District Council

Senior Team Leader

Redbridge London Borough Council
£35,992 to £38,994 per annum inclusive
Looking for individuals with initiative, evidence of experience in managing a street cleansing service and motivating... Redbridge, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Redbridge London Borough Council

Residential Keyworker

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£19,156 per annum
This is an exciting time to join the school. In our recent OFSTED of the residential department. London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Commissioning Manager

Camden London Borough Council
£40,829 - £47,360 per annum
Looking for an ambitious person who can communicate well and understands how to analyse and translate qualitative and... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Employability Worker

Camden London Borough Council
£30,066 - £34,538
looking for a diligent and enthusiastic Employability Worker to work as part of a multi-agency team, where you will... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The March issue of Local Government News explores alternative funding channels that are available to councils beyond the Public Works Loan Board, what hurdles merging councils face in coming together, and how local government is handling GDPR.

This issue also has a special highways and street lighting section exploring how councils can use lighting to embark on their smart city journey and using IoT technology to weather the storm.

Register for your free magazine