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£2 million allocated to playing fields: first round of investment made under Protecting Playing Fiel
Published : 01 December 2011

£2 million allocated to playing fields: first round of investment made under Protecting Playing Fields programme (not Wales) Sports clubs ... read more

Arts Council & LGA announce the Libraries Development Initiative (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

Arts Council England and the Local Government Association (LGA) have announced the Libraries Development Initiative. This is a £200,000 ... read more

Communities asked to contribute their views on powers for new elected mayors (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

Cities Minister Greg Clark is asking the residents of 12 English cities to contribute their views on what powers they would like an elected mayor ... read more

Fightback against tree disease
Published : 01 December 2011

Millions of trees could be lost to disease in the UK in the next few years unless urgent action is taken, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman ... read more

Freedom of information scope increased
Published : 01 December 2011

The public can now request information from three new bodies under the Freedom of Information Act. An order has come into effect bringing the ... read more

Future of the Local Standards Framework (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

The Localism Bill received Royal Assent on 15 November. Under the standards provisions of the Act, Standards for England's regulatory functions ... read more

Government moves ahead with plans to abolish Regional Plans & protect the Green Belt (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

Pressure to build on the Green Belt is being removed with the revocation of Regional Plans according to recently published environmental assessments. ... read more

Local areas are keen to form Local Nature Partnerships (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

Twenty two areas across England have been given funding by Defra to help them become a Local Nature Partnership (LNP). LNPs are a key commitment ... read more

Localism Act 2011
Published : 01 December 2011

An era of Whitehall control has ended with a historic shift in power back to local people, as the Localism Bill becomes law. The Localism Act ... read more

Majority of England's bathing waters meet strict quality standards (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

A huge majority of England's bathing waters continue to meet rigorous quality standards, new figures from Defra reveal. Nearly 80 per cent of ... read more

Mapping the country's charging points
Published : 01 December 2011

The locations of charging points for plug-in vehicles are to be systematically mapped across the country to make it easier for motorists to go ... read more

More flexibility for councils to reduce council tax bills for hard working families (not Wales)
Published : 01 December 2011

Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has published for consultation a series of practical measures that give councils extra ... read more

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