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AMENITIES SECTOR TO BENEFIT FROM NATURAL AND SAFE WEEDING TECHNOLOGY

Controlling weeds is a perennial problem for council, amenity, landscape and groundcare teams that is not only costly and time-consuming but potentially harmful to people, animals and the environment due the use of chemical-based herbicides. […]

Fibrelite, the world's leading and largest manufacturer of composite manhole covers fights metal theft!

Fibrelite’s lightweight, incredibly strong fibreglass composite covers with zero re-sale value in the scrap market are the perfect metal theft deterrent. […]

Drug Driving in the United Kingdom

Ever since the death of 14 year old Lillian Groves last year, who was knocked down and killed by a speeding driver who had taken cannabis, large anti-drug driving campaigns have been launched across the United Kingdom. However, changes are needed to the legislation underpinning drug-driving offences, which will make it easier for police officers to detect drivers and charge them. The current law states that: […]

ADEPT gets new president

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) will saw a new President take up the mantle last week. […]

New director strengthens Japanese Knotweed Control's growth in the south

Leading treatment specialists, Japanese Knotweed Control has appointed Dee Laverty (42) as regional director for the south and south east and heading up its London office. […]

Stem Injection Systems

A Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) project to tackle invasive non-native plant species (INNS) in the Dumfries and Galloway area, is using state-of-the-art treatment equipment from Stem Injection Systems (Europe). […]

Drivers conflicted over cameras

An IAM (Institute of Advanced Motorists) survey, released today, found that most people agree with the government’s policy to reduce safety camera funding, even though a significant majority are supportive of cameras in principle. […]

New driving legislation ' the facts and implications for public sector employers

It is a worrying fact that the legislation covering eyesight requirements for driving was set in the 1930s, when driving conditions and cars themselves were radically different from today. At present the only prerequisite for any driver, even those who drive in the course of their work, is to be able to read a number-plate at a distance of 20.5 meters. All this is, however, about to change. […]

IRON TECHNOLOGY LEADER WELCOMES HIGHWAYS AGENCY GUIDANCE ON SKID RESISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCESS COVERS

Iron technology leader Saint-Gobain PAM UK has warmly welcomed the publication of the latest official guidance from the Highways Agency on design considerations for ironworks on UK roads, which for the first time refers specifically to the recommended skid resistance properties of chamber tops and gully tops. […]

Another Fine Mess?

The recent announcement that CCTV images can now be used as evidence in the issuing of parking fines is of consequence to every local authority. Colin Forrest, Mail Creation Product Manager, Pitney Bowes discusses the extra burden that this ‘remote enforcement’ will place on councils. […]

Train hike is not fair for Freedom Pass holders, says London Councils

London Councils has reacted angrily to plans by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) to increase the cost of transporting Freedom Pass holders by 25 per cent. During negotiations over the cost of the Freedom Pass, ATOC has demanded London boroughs pay 25 per cent more for the train part of the Freedom Pass next year. […]

GREEN TRAVEL TO WORK

The Government’s Green Travel Plan notes that commuter and business travel constitutes nearly 40 per cent of miles driven by cars in the UK every year. Aside from the millions of tonnes of carbon dioxide that this generates, contributing heavily to global warming, the negative impact of extensive car-use begins with the detriment caused to local communities and business. […]