I have tabled an amendment to the Environment Bill that would require us to achieve WHO guideline limits for particulate matter by 2030.
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“The Chancellor has passed the responsibility to us. Can’t complain.” Council leaders respond to the Spending Review.
Some welcome the extra power to put up Council Tax. But they are reluctant to use it when their residents are already hard-pressed.
Royston Smith: I was lent an e-bike to trial – and see now why they could help power a green revolution
My experience showed me how they make cycling accessible to many more people than regular cycles.
Here’s both what his team did and how it communicated – deploying the discipline of the second to boost the first.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
Allowing electric scooters could be part of that programme – with vast benefits for the community.
Ricky Bower: Some of the proposed planning reforms are welcome. But localism should not be sacrificed.
Blaming councils for delays is often unfair. Often the highways authorities delay providing the infrastructure needed.
In an open society, people and businesses have the freedom to move around; to take advantage of opportunity.
Whitehall must understand that if an algorithm offers up cherished green spaces to hungry developers, there will be a local backlash.
Ryan Bourne: If you want to feed hungry children, don’t target food poverty. Aim to reduce poverty as a whole.
Together with tax cuts and less regulation, higher or more extensive benefits look like better support for hungry children than vouchers.
Matt Smith: An unenforceable travel ban. No NHS transmission data. 30,000 lost jobs. But where is the media scrutiny of Labour in Wales?
Welsh ministers get soft-soaped while UK Government ministers face the full rigors of the national media
Law abiding local citizens face continuous harassment. Genuine problems caused by illegal activity are ignored.
Andy Street: It’s time to accept that HS2 is a done deal – part of caring for livelihoods as well as lives in our region
As the short-term economy comes under immense strain, we should support the UK’s biggest single long-term investment.
The London Borough of Bromley, which I am proud to represent, is a case in point – because cases remain relatively low.
The bill for TfL staff working on trade union activities has nearly doubled under him to £8.7 million.