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The powers of parish meetings in parishes without councils
Published : 16 May 2012

The powers of parish meetings in parishes without councils ConstitutionThe parish meeting of a parish comprises the local government electors ... read more

Cattle grid blocks bridleway Kind v Northumberland County Council
Published : 01 May 2012

Cattle grid blocks bridleway Kind v Northumberland County Council 2012 EWHC 603 (Admin) Capheaton bridleway 11, 18 miles north-west of Newcastle ... read more

New timetable clarifies automatic enrolment starting dates
Published : 01 May 2012

A revised timetable for when employers of all sizes must start enrolling their staff in a workplace pension has been published. Automatic enrolment ... read more

An extra £15 million for smart ticketing and bus payments devolved to local authorities
Published : 01 May 2012

Commuters and bus passengers across England will see better buses, more innovative services, and greater value for money. This is thanks to a ... read more

Natural England - Diamond Jubilee beacons guidance for land managers [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

Natural England is asking agri-environment agreement holders and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) managers to get in touch if they ... read more

Government issues new planning guidance on traveller sites [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

Local Government Minister Bob Neill has published a radically streamlined planning policy that will ensure fair treatment of travellers in the ... read more

New look energy advice will help homeowners save money on bills
Published : 01 May 2012

A new-look Energy Performance Certificate will give homebuyers clearer information about the energy efficiency of their homes. Alongside the ... read more

Over 180 bids to improve or reinstate weekly rubbish collections [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

A groundswell of councils want to take up the Government’s £250 million offer to support better, more frequent, more environmentally ... read more

‘Portas-Plus’ plan to revive ailing high streets
Published : 01 May 2012

The Government has accepted the vast majority of Mary Portas’ recommendations on how to revive ailing high streets - but that they intend ... read more

Up to £1 million to help communities shape the future of their high streets [not Wales
Published : 01 May 2012

Planning Minister Greg Clark has announced that £1 million will be made available to support the creation of high street neighbourhood ... read more

Potholes Review - Prevention and a better cure [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

Local authorities across England have been given advice on how to tackle the problem of potholes on their roads following the publication of ... read more

Localism Act: Power shift to communities continues [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

Parliamentary commencement orders have brought key measures of the Localism Act into effect, including new neighbourhood planning powers which ... read more

Late night bars and clubs levy should pay for early hours cleanups
Published : 01 May 2012

Late night pubs and nightclubs should be made to contribute towards the cost of cleaning up the mess caused by rowdy alcohol fuelled nights out, ... read more

Local fight against fraud stepped up
Published : 01 May 2012

A new strategy has been unveiled to help councils hit back against fraudsters and prevent losses of over £2 billion a year. Fighting Fraud ... read more

Neighbourhood councils to play key role in delivery of open public services
Published : 01 May 2012

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has welcomed the update report from the Coalition Government setting out progress on last year’s ... read more

The National Planning Policy Framework could benefit local communities [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

The National Association of Local Councils believes that the Coalition Government’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has been ... read more

CPRE’s initial analysis of the National Planning Policy Framework [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) believes Ministers have made significant progress towards meeting the concerns raised by rural campaigners ... read more

New protection for common land in Wales
Published : 01 May 2012

We welcome the new measures which were brought into force in Wales on 1 April. These will give better protection to all registered common land—more ... read more

New reforms will stop town hall corruption and culture of malicious complaints [not Wales]
Published : 01 May 2012

Local Government Minister Bob Neill has called on councils to use their new found freedom from the recently axed Standards Board to prevent corruption ... read more

Bringing common sense back to health and safety
Published : 01 May 2012

A new myth busting challenge panel has been launched to curb the worst examples of health and safety misuse. The Health and Safety Executive ... read more

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