A publication from the Local Government Association (LGA) 'Our future: a prospectus for local government', will soon be sent to every council in the country for discussion at the General Assembly in July. The publication sets out four key proposals.


Derby City Council has announced that it is offering a subsidy to attract more newly qualified drivers to take the Pass Plus course.

Housing Minister Yvette Cooper has announced that 27 local authorities and partnerships will receive £500,000 to tackle youth homelessness.

Trafford Council is to submit a bid for lottery funding to transform the largest municipal park in the borough park into a state of the art facility.

Plans to ensure that local government re-structuring will cut council tax and deliver the maximum service improvements for local communities, have been published by Local Government Minister Phil Woolas.


Reading Borough Council {RBC) has introduced three new graffiti cleaning vans to the streets of Reading, as part of its 'big graffiti clean-up'. 


Cheshire County Council has won a national award for its sexual health and welfare programme.


Morale at work is lowest in the public sector, according to research by Roffey Park, the management institute.  The research looked at a number of themes surrounding how managers from across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors view motivation and commitment within their organisation. 

Barnsley Council is continuing its initiative of auctioning a number of surplus land and property assets, in order to raise money for priority projects.


Local authority waste professionals will soon be able to attend a waste technology and service event in Liverpool.