Laura Sharman

New partnership to boost HealthTech innovation across Leeds

15/08/2019

A new cross-sector partnership has been signed to boost health technology innovation across the Leeds City Region.

Developer withdraws from multi-million Hove scheme

15/08/2019

Crest Nicholson has withdrawn from plans to deliver a £50m leisure centre and new housing in Hove.

Councils received 700,000 pothole complaints last year

14/08/2019

Local authorities received 700,000 complaints last year about ptoholes and other road defects, new figures have revealed.

Eight million people missing from electoral register, report warns

14/08/2019

Millions of people are not registered to vote correctly due to ‘persistent and serious’ problems with the way elections are run, a new report has warned today.

Plans outlined for UK’s first plastic free homes

14/08/2019

A housing association has pledged to build 12 new homes that are virtually free of plastic.

Council pauses Hereford bypass schemes

12/08/2019

Herefordshire County Council has announced it will pause the Hereford bypass and Southern link road schemes to review other options available.

Councils call for tougher sentences for loan sharks

12/08/2019

Council leaders have warned people not to use loan sharks after latest figures show debt advice enquiries have hit a record high.

Funding doubled for on-street electric car charging

12/08/2019

Local authorities will have access to an extra £2.5m to install chargepoints on residential streets.

More children being cared for in failing council services, says think tank

12/08/2019

Nearly 50,000 children are being cared for in areas where council services are failing, a think tank has warned today.

Watchdog warns millions of people at risk of mobile signal ‘blackouts’

09/08/2019

Eight in ten areas in the UK suffer from patchy 4G mobile coverage, new research from Which? has revealed.

Khan announces 200 new homes for rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse

09/08/2019

Up to 200 new homes will be built in London to help former rough sleeps and victims of domestic abuse to leave hostels and refuges.

‘Rethink’ changes to local government pension scheme, Unison warns

09/08/2019

Plans to allow higher and further education employers to opt out of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) could cause serious cash flow problems for funds, a trade union has warned.

Council loses appeal to keep publishing fortnightly newspaper

09/08/2019

Hackney Council has lost its final legal appeal to keep publishing its fortnightly newsletter, Hackney Today.

Chancellor announces fast-tracked Spending Review

09/08/2019

The Government will rush through a one-year Spending Round to help prepare for Brexit.

Dementia causes one in ten deaths, new figures show

07/08/2019

Dementia and Alzheimer's disease were the cause of more than a tenth of the registered deaths in England and Wales last year, according to new figures.

Three UK cities up for European Capital of Innovation 2019

07/08/2019

Three UK cities have made the shortlist for receiving the title of European Capital of Innovation 2019.

Cut road verges less to protect pollinators, research warns

06/08/2019

Roadside verges should be cut less to protect wildflowers and pollinators, new research has found.

Johnson unveils £1.8bn NHS cash boost

05/08/2019

Council leaders have warned the £1.8bn cash injection into the NHS will only be effective if the adult social care funding crisis is also addressed.

Calls for ugent investment in public playgrounds

05/08/2019

The decline in public playgrounds is ‘pushing’ children away from outdoor play, a new survey has revealed.

Brentwood Council signs £1bn joint venture

02/08/2019

A £1bn joint venture to deliver new homes, public spaces and local facilities has been agreed between Brentwood Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments.

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Declaring a climate change emergency

Local authorities can play a key role in tackling climate change – and there is plenty for them to do. Never before has thinking globally and acting locally been more important, says Mark Whitehead.
Highways jobs

DEPUTY DIRECTOR

City of Bradford MDC
£102K
Big and diverse, Bradford is the UK’s youngest city Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Senior Financial Accountant

Essex County Council
£50001.0 - £59590 per annum
Essex County Council is one the largest and most complex local authorities in the UK, with a turnover of £2bn. We are a Council with high ambitions, a England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Financial Accountant

Essex County Council
£38001.0 - £44440 per annum
Essex County Council is one the largest and most complex local authorities in the UK, with a turnover of £2bn. We are a Council with high ambitions, a England, Essex, Chelmsford
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Senior Practitioner - Children in Care

Essex County Council
£38000.0 - £46000.0 per annum
Senior Practitioner - Children in Care - BasildonIn ECC we are "Serious about Social Work". Having recently won the Best Social Work Employer of the Y England, Essex, Basildon
Recuriter: Essex County Council

Casual Lifeguard

Chelmsford City Council
Grade 3 - £9.29 per hour
South Woodham Ferrers Leisure Centre is a large, multi-purpose complex accommodating a swimming pool, a sports hall, two further halls, Fitness Roo... Chelmsford, Essex
Recuriter: Chelmsford City Council

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The June issue of Local Government News contains the full details of all the winning schemes in the 2019 Street Design Awards. From Children's Play to Pedestrian Environment, find out who has been recognised for their innovation and use of best practice.

This issue also explores how local government pension funds can hedge currency risk, how councils can best address the shortfall in school places, and an update on the number of authorities banning the use of Roundup over safety fears.

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