Extinction Rebellion to launch boycott of London council tax  Financial Times

Extinction Rebellion is to launch a “tax rebellion”, calling on Londoners to withhold a fifth of their monthly council tax payments in protest at what they see as the ...

London council appoints director of strategy and comms  PRWeek

London council appoints director of strategy and comms. From PR Week.

London council under new pressure over cycling scheme veto  The Guardian

One of the UK's wealthiest councils is facing renewed pressure over its decision to block a flagship safer cycling scheme after it emerged the authority could not ...

Homeless man endures 400-mile round trip to seek support  The Guardian

Krzysztof Pietrzykowski ended up travelling from London to Hereford and back again.

New London adverts tell visitors to give money direct to charity instead of rough sleepers  Evening Standard

Westminster council today unveiled digital adverts at central London stations warning “well intentioned” visitors to give money to charities instead of rough ...

More than 1.4m penalties issued by London councils for moving traffic offences  Be Wiser Insurance

A new report has found that over 1.4 million penalty charge notices were issued to London drivers throughout last year, earning local authorities more than £90 ...

Labour pledges to push councils into taking back local services  The Guardian

Biggest council shake-up since 1980s to dovetail with renationalisation of railways, Royal Mail and utilities.

Redbridge Council approve 42-storey building on Bodgers site in Ilford | Politics  Ilford Recorder

Redbridge planning committee met to discuss an application to demolish the former Bodgers shop and erect a 42-storey tower last night.

How people in Norwich pay DOUBLE the council tax of some of London's richest boroughs  Eastern Daily Press

People in Norfolk are paying more than double the amount of council tax as some of the richest parts of London.

Late night levy 'could be final nail in coffin' for pubs  MorningAdvertiser.co.uk

Councillors have unanimously voted to introduce a late-night levy in the London borough of Southwark – a move expected to net the council close to £500,000 ...

Grenfell scrutiny group could be scrapped by council  BBC News

The council responsible for Grenfell Tower is proposing to shut down a scrutiny committee set up to look at its response to the fatal fire in 2017. Royal Borough of ...

Shop worker ‘stabbed customer with knife after a row over 60p’  Evening Standard

A shop worker who allegedly stabbed a teenage customer in a row over the price of a drink is wanted by police. Halil Ates, 40, is accused of climbing over a ...

Inner London boroughs top 'healthy streets' league as suburbs accused of failing to put people before cars  Evening Standard

Inner London boroughs were today praised for having the “healthiest streets” — with the suburbs accused of failing to put people before cars. Transport ...

Beckenham Place Park: London’s newest green space  The Guardian

A former golf course in Lewisham has been transformed into south-east London's biggest park. Our writer, a local, explores the new gardens, swimming lake and ...

John Allan to Chair Imperial College London's Council | Imperial News  Imperial College London

NEW CHAIR - Imperial has appointed John Allan CBE, one of Britain's foremost business leaders, as its new Chair of Council.

Norwich has most roads with speed bumps outside of London | Norfolk Traffic and Motoring News  Eastern Daily Press

Norwich drivers are in for a bumpy ride as data reveals the city has the most roads with speed bumps outside of London.

Hackney Council says no to Extinction Rebellion's music festival in London Fields - but supports protest  Hackney Gazette

Hackney Council has told Extinction Rebellion to "scale down" its planned festival in London Fields this weekend - but said it supports the three-day protest in ...

Basildon Council say too many offices are turned into flats  Southend Standard

COUNCIL bosses have called on the government to stop more offices being turned into flats.

Tower Hamlets and Hackney rank top amongst the “healthiest streets” in London  EastLondonLines

Inner London boroughs have been commended for having the “healthiest streets” in the capital. Whilst London's suburbs were accused of prioritising cars over ...

Caretaker’s £100k stress claim after ‘rows with super-head caused breakdown'  Evening Standard

A caretaker who alleges he suffered a breakdown after a personality clash with a headteacher who “turned around” a failing school is claiming £100000 ...

Councils refusing to reveal data of rough sleepers to Home Office  The Guardian

Local councils in England are refusing to share sensitive personal data of rough sleepers with the Home Office over fears it could result in their deportation, the ...

London's rents must be controlled and here's how it can be done  Metro.co.uk

Sadiq Khan outlines his plans to control rent in London.

Bexley crime rise: Council blames police merger | Bexley, Bexleyheath, Sidcup, Welling and Crayford News  Bexley Times

A controversial merger of police units has caused Bexley to slip from being the safest borough in London, a councillor claims.

Zionism row council worker was unfairly fired, says tribunal  Evening Standard

A council worker filmed at a pro-Jeremy Corbyn demonstration saying that Zionists “collaborated” with the Nazis was wrongly sacked, an employment tribunal ...

Bexley Council SEN transport: Opposition calls for inquiry after Ombudsman upholds complaints  News Shopper

Calls have been made for an urgent inquiry after a government watchdog found Bexley Council failed six times in its duties to provide transport for…

Map shows where you'll be able to book a seat on a new 'Uber' style bus in Ealing  MyLondon

Fed up of stepping on a bus to find it packed with every seat taken? That is going to change for Ealing passengers who will be able to book a seat on a new ...

Project Lead Officer job with Camden London Borough Council | 135257  LocalGov

Project Lead Officer in Contract, £30000 - £39999, Officer, Public and Third sector with Camden London Borough Council. Apply Today.

Lewisham Council appoint new chief executive from Hackney Council  Public Sector Executive

Lewisham LBC is set to appoint Kim Wright, currently a group director at Hackney Council, as its new chief executive. Wright will take up the top job in October, ...

A cork house and council estate are up for best new building  ITV News

A cork house and a council estate are in the running for the UK's best new building. Six builds, including a distillery and opera theatre, have been shortlisted for ...

Councils in country have far less to spend on elderly than those in cities  The Telegraph

Councils in rural areas like Dorset have five times less than to spend on care of the elderly than those in cities, new analysis reveals.

Full council meeting postponed, council slammed for "cowardly behaviour"  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Campaigners gathered outside Waltham Forest town hall last night, but were disappointed to learn the meeting they had planned to attend had been postponed.

Councils refuse to comply with Home Office’s hostile environment policy to share rough sleeper data  The Independent

Local councils have refused to share the personal data of rough sleepers with the Home Office because they say they do not wish to comply with the ...

Councils 'misled' families over care they are entitled to  Telegraph.co.uk

Families have been forced to pay for care after being misled about what costs should be covered by social services, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.

Media release ICC board and full council concludes in London 18 Jul 19  International Cricket Council

Decisions taken by the ICC following Annual Conference meetings in London include.

Number of speed bumps in UK increases to 42,000  AutoExpress

The UK now has 42000 individual speed bumps on a total of 14000 different roads, with London Boroughs having the most.

Leveraging council land value: the joint venture approach  Room151

Last year, London Borough of Haringey made national newspaper headlines after scrapping controversial proposals to regenerate a major housing estate ...

London abortion clinic protest ban legal challenge reaches Court of Appeal  Evening Standard

A challenge against a ban on demonstrations outside an abortion clinic in west London has reached the Court of Appeal. Ealing Council was the first in the ...

In pictures: Extinction Rebellion climate campaigners halt traffic with Dalston swarm, Shoreditch ride-out and London Fields skeleton march  Hackney Gazette

Extinction Rebellion campaigners called for immediate action on climate change as they carried out a series of attention-grabbing stunts at the weekend, ...

City of London council penalty charge notices (PCNs) up 1,663%  FleetNews

The City of London council issued 192,841 moving traffic penalty charge notices (PCNs) between March 2017 and March 2018, an increase of 1,663% ...

Pavilion at world's oldest cricket green protected, as council awards it new status  The Telegraph

A pavilion at the world's oldest cricket green has won protection from an impending development threat. Mitcham Cricket Green, which was established in 1685, ...

Parliament secures large London office ahead of the Palace of Westminster refurbishment  Evening Standard

Up to 1000 Parliamentary staff could move to a building near St James's Park station while a £4 billion restoration of the Palace of Westminster takes place, with ...

Electric Car Charging Points Belong On Roads Not Sidewalks, Says London Council Leader  Forbes

Sidewalks are for pedestrians, not electric car charging points, says @labourstone, deputy leader of Waltham Forest Council in London.

Council housing: it's back, it's booming – and this time it's beautiful  The Guardian

Tiled stairwells, lush balconies, curvy roofs and coloured bricks – after a four-decade hiatus, council housing is sweeping Britain, with quality and design now a ...

Businesses in Leicester's London Road say £3.9m roadworks have brought them to their knees  Leicestershire Live

Traders on one of Leicester's busiest thoroughfares say that ongoing roadworks have brought their businesses to their knees. Leicester City Council and its ...

Experts criticise council's decision to keep Ronan Point-style blocks  Inside Housing

Experts have poured scorn on a London council's decision to retain two tower blocks built using the same system as Ronan Point where structural issues have ...

Many of the sector's current leaders began their journeys in council teams  Inside Housing

One hundred years of council housing have delivered a generation of sector leaders as well as millions of council homes, writes Mervyn Jones.

Two East London councils shortlisted for local authority of the year  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Two east London councils have been praised at a council of the year awards.

Revealed: creeping privatisation of London parks in summer  The Guardian

Exclusive figures show extent to which London councils are using parks for ticketed music festivals such as Wireless to plug budget gaps.

Westminster council vows to take on idling supermarket delivery vans  Evening Standard

Supermarkets face a crackdown after Westminster council today vowed to take on idling delivery vans. Council leader Nickie Aiken said she would be increasing ...

London officials ban segregated play areas in future housing developments  The Guardian

Move follows Guardian report that social tenants were being banned from using facilities.

Lambeth Council leads the way with maternity provision for councillors  London News Online

Lambeth Council is one of just 19 local authorities in England with a maternity policy for its councillors, new research shows. A 2017 report carried out by gender ...

How London's most ambitious housebuilding council is delivering genuinely affordable homes  LabourList

In the face of crippling austerity, growing income inequality and an affordable homes crisis in London, Labour councils like Ealing are reviving a new ...

Re-connections Officer job with Camden London Borough Council | 135295  LocalGov

The Council has been awarded additional funds the under governments Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) to reduce rough sleeping and associated street activity ...

Crossrail: Bexley Council's message ahead of 'good growth'  News Shopper

Rumours Crossrail could be delayed past March 2021 are growing as the leader of Bexley Council stressed the need to get the line open.

Ministers pledge to end 'poor doors' in new build housing  BBC News

The government says separate entrances "stigmatise" social housing tenants in new developments.

London Pride 2019: Westminster Council Scrambles To Repair Old Compton Street  HuffPost UK

Westminster Council has said it is confident London's Soho will be ready for Pride celebrations – after its main street was dug up by blundering engineers just ...

UK housing crisis deepens as benefit claimants priced out by high rents  The Guardian

Britain's housing crisis has hit a new low with not one of the single rooms available for private rent in large parts of London and Greater Manchester within the ...

Workers arrive at Croydon Village Outlet to find locks changed as council takes ownership  MyLondon

Croydon Council dramatically changed the locks and took possession of the Croydon Village Outlet this morning (Tuesday, July 16), after failing to reach an ...

Plans for London-style bus system in Wales  BBC News

A major shake-up of the Welsh bus industry is being planned by the Welsh Government. Ministers want to boost services by introducing a London-style system ...

Extinction Rebellion protesters block roads in UK cities  BBC News

Environmental campaigners are blocking some roads across the UK in protest against "inaction" on climate change. Extinction Rebellion are using five boats to ...

Council leaders threaten to break away from regional 'powerhouse'  Kent Online

Council chiefs have threatened to break away from a regional “powerhouse” for the south east in protest of government reforms they say will give them less say ...

How London would look if rejected skyscrapers were given green light  Metro.co.uk

Plans for a new skyscraper nicknamed a 'giant sperm' were thrown out last night, meaning we will never get the chance to climb the Tulip Tower (as it was more.

HS2 Community Liaison Assistant job with Camden London Borough Council | 134163  LocalGov

HS2 Community Liaison Assistant in Contract, £25000 - £29999, Housing with Camden London Borough Council. Apply Today.

Commercial Services Officer - Funerals job with Brent Council | 135344  LocalGov

Commercial Services Officer - Funerals in Full time, £30000 - £39999, Officer, Environment with Brent Council. Apply Today.

Residents prepare court challenge over redevelopment of London gasworks site  The Guardian

Residents are preparing a legal challenge to the redevelopment of a former gasworks in Southall, west London. The move follows two years of complaints to ...

HighTide demands £16k compensation from council in festival row | News  The Stage

Theatre company HighTide is demanding more than £16000 from a London council as compensation for a collapsed festival.

Parking charges could make £1bn for councils, study says  BBC News

Councils in England could make a record surplus of £1bn from parking charges and penalties this year, a study says. An analysis of budgets commissioned by ...

Spitalfields local campaigns to create London's first town council  EastLondonLines

From serving in the British army to working in publishing and public relations, David Donoghue has had a variety of careers in his lifetime. In recent years he has ...

STEAM Schools Manager job with Camden London Borough Council | 134137  LocalGov

STEAM Schools Manager in Contract, £40000 - £49999, Manager, Education with Camden London Borough Council. Apply Today.

Almost £3 million cut from council run addict treatment services since 2013  This is Local London

Millions of pounds have been slashed from south-east London council budgets in relation to addiction treatment services as the number of open public…

London boroughs blamed for 'dumping' homeless households in Slough  Slough Express

Homelessness is 'here to stay' in Slough because neighbouring authorities are 'dumping' dispossessed households in the area, a housing officer has said.

Hackney council seizes 13700 illegal cigarettes  EastLondonLines

Hackney council confiscated 13,700 cigarettes in a raid on a Hoxton shop last month. The raid was a part of an ongoing crackdown on the sale of illegal tobacco ...

Councillors reject plans to set up parish council in Spitalfields  East London Advertiser

Campaigners trying to set up a parish council in Spitalfields for the first time in 100 years were dealt a blow when the town hall officially rejected the idea.

TfL announces plans for Cycleway linking Dalston to Clapton  Hackney Gazette

Transport chiefs have announced plans for the first phase of a Cycleway scheme linking Dalston and Clapton - and say improvements to Lea Bridge ...

TfL told to “listen to our local community on any future proposals”, as west London council rejects plans for new cycle lane | TaxiPoint Taxi News | UK | Black cabs  TaxiPoint Taxi News

Kensington and Chelsea Council have told Transport for London (TfL), they “will need to listen to our local community on any future proposals” if any road chan.

Locations of 50 new London drinking water fountains revealed  The Guardian

Work starts on first wave of 100 fountains to be installed in drive to cut single-use plastics.

The council will be marching in London Pride for the first time in almost 20 years  Camden New Journal newspapers website

Provides local news from the Camden, Islington and Westminster areas.

Social Worker job with London Borough of Bexley | 135279  LocalGov

Social Worker in Contract, £30000 - £39999, Social Worker, Health and Social Care with London Borough of Bexley. Apply Today.

Redbridge Council joins campaign to give illegal tobacco the boot  Ilford Recorder

Redbridge Council is taking part in a London-wide campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of cheap and illegal tobacco, and wants to encourage members ...

"What could Foster bring to social housing today?" asks Owen Hatherley  Dezeen

The fact that Norman Foster wants to start building social housing again after 40 years is a sign that a lot of it may be about to be built, says Owen Hatherley.

Social Worker - Mental Health job with Camden London Borough Council | 134161  LocalGov

Social Worker - Mental Health in Contract, £40000 - £49999, Social Worker, Health and Social Care with Camden London Borough Council. Apply Today.

Taking over Croydon Village Outlet was the final step to clear the way for Westfield says council  MyLondon

The land is the final area to be acquired under the CPO - but Westfield Hammerson still says the shopping centre is 'under review'

Council house sales rising in Kensington and Chelsea, figures show  London News Online

More council houses are being sold under Right to Buy in Kensington and Chelsea, bucking the trend across England. The Local Government Association says ...

Newham's Children & Young People's Commissioner job with Newham London Borough Council | 134108  LocalGov

Newham's Children & Young People's Commissioner. Competitive salary. People at the Heart of Everything We Do. Newham is a young, diverse, vibrant and ...

Will Hackney Council be able to sue R Dartnell and Sons for £1.5m after London Fields Lido builder ceases trading | Hackney, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch News  Hackney Gazette

The building firm that renovated London Fields Lido in 2007 has ceased trading - which could jeopardise Hackney Council's attempts to sue them for £1.5m.

Lewisham council consults on borough-wide licensing  NLA News

The London Borough of Lewisham has announced proposals to consult on borough-wide licensing that would cover all private rented properties.

Living in Holland Park: area guide to homes, schools and transport  Homes and Property

West London's celebrity neighbourhood, Holland Park, has been at the centre of a five-year-long spat between two music-industry giants, with former Led ...

Gwynedd Council vote in support of the call for an independent Wales  The Bangor Aye

Gwynedd Council have become the first local authority to declare its support for Welsh independence.

REVEALED: New station plan for Coventry outskirts' new homes and Warwick University in time for HS2  Coventry Observer

A NEW train station could be built between Coventry and Kenilworth stations to better serve Warwick University and new housing developments including at ...

Fears sharing rough sleepers' data with Home Office could lead to deportations  Newham Recorder

Newham Council is refusing to share rough sleepers' personal data with the Home Office over fears it could lead to deportations.

Large city council more than doubles building plans as result of new financial freedoms  Inside Housing

As the sector gears up to mark 100 Years of Council Housing, Sheffield Council announces a doubling of its house building aim as a direct result of the HRA ...

Harrow Council outlines community safety strategy  Harrow Times

Tackling knife crime and domestic violence are among the key priorities set out by Harrow Council as part of its latest community safety strategy.

Herts County Council agrees £8m for The Bishop's Stortford High School relocation  Bishop's Stortford Independent

Controversial plans to build a new Bishop's Stortford High School as part of proposals for a 750-home estate have been given an £8m boost. Hertfordshire ...

Millions of pounds missed through failed council tax collections  East London and West Essex Guardian Series

Two east London councils have missed out on millions of pounds of income through uncollected council tax. Waltham Forest Council and Redbridge Council ...

Canonbury Primary School petitions Islington Council for road safety impovements | Education  Islington Gazette

Headteacher Patrick Mildren, school business manager Tracie Gaspard-Kelchure and parent teacher association reps outside the Canonbury Primary School ...

Government agrees to examine 'troubling' case of cost-cutting care home council  Disability News Service

The government has agreed to examine the “troubling” example of a Tory-run council that plans to undermine the rights of disabled people to live independently ...

Clean Air Day: Southwark Council announces air quality audit programme to protect children from pollution  Evening Standard

Southwark council have announced they are launching an air quality audit programme to protect local school children from the dangers of toxic air. Schools ...

Britain's first climate assembly: can it help fix democracy too?  The Guardian

In an airless library in north London, 56 people are trying to help fix not one global crisis but two. There are students and builders, a civil servant, ...

No injunction breach by man who threatened social workers, court finds  Communitycare.co.uk

A court has thrown out a claim by a council that would have seen a father jailed for an injunction breach after he barricaded two social workers in a room.

Bid to build MSG Sphere in Stratford hits a hurdle after Newham Council meeting  Newham Recorder

Newham councillors have given the thumbs up to a report which says plans to build a 21,500 capacity entertainment venue in Stratford need a second look.