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The latest press notices from all Communities and Local Government sites.
People in North Solihull are going green in a bid to access jobs, with the creation of a new 8-mile network of cycle friendly routes to top employment areas.
A new fund of up to £250million will support councils to deliver a weekly collection of household waste and improve the environment, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced.
A new £4.3 million pound low carbon project has been launched in the West Midlands set to help over 120 local building businesses learn about and take forward business opportunities using innovative technologies.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has published the final Code of Recommended Practice for council transparency.
Communities Minister Andrew Stunell today announced that community groups will be able to apply for Government cash to bring empty homes that blight neighbourhoods back into use.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today congratulated the first member of the Armed Forces to benefit from the Government's FirstBuy scheme and get that all-important first foothold on the property ladder.
Eric Pickles announced that Robert Light has been appointed to the Audit Commission Board, as the Government presses ahead with the disbandment of the Commission.
England's biggest Cities can make their case for new powers from central government to drive faster growth under new clauses to the Localism Bill.
Fire Minister Bob Neill has paid tribute to victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001 and for firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty at a memorial service held at St Paul's Cathedral.
A statutory consultation on proposed changes to contribution rates made by firefighters towards their pensions was published today by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps has said that any household threatened with homelessness must seek help and advice as early as possible and make use of a wide range of available support.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today called on the country's top 50 housing associations to use their expertise and wide-ranging experience to bolster Government-led efforts to tackle homelessness.
In a statement published today Fire Minister Bob Neill has asked for views on the future of the Fire Service College.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has today published guidance to local authorities on how to protect voluntary and community groups from disproportionate cuts to their funding.
In a move designed to strengthen tenants say in the running of their local communities after the rioting earlier this month, Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced new training to give them the skills for running local 'tenant panels'.
New powers to give local people unprecedented influence to determine the future of their areas are to be tried out in 36 more front-runner areas, Planning Minister Greg Clark announced today.
Bowling enthusiasts will be able to use new powers to safeguard treasured bowling greens from the threat of development or closure, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles said today.
North Solihull is set to continue its ambitious transformation plans benefiting businesses and local people after receiving £2.6 million funding boost.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps today urged local authorities to consider how new powers restoring local control over housing provision and planning can enable people to choose boats on water alongside bricks and mortar.
Building new homes to greener, low-carbon standards is getting cheaper every year, according to a new report published today by Communities Minister Andrew Stunell.