Air Quality Plan ‘cynical’ and doesn’t do enough to save lives now

Friends of the Earth described today’s air pollution announcement as a ‘cynical’, headline-grabbing move which passes the buck of saving lives to local authorities as the government reveals its Air Quality Plan today (26 July). Reports suggest that the much anticipated Air Quality Plan will include the welcome announcement that the sale of new diesel … Read more

Government publishes new anti-littering strategy

New Government Litter Strategy for England to curb littering with proposals for new enforcement, education and community engagement Litter louts could be hit with £150 fines as part of ambitious new plans to tackle rubbish in England. Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom unveiled the Government’s first Litter Strategy for England to reduce the near £800m burden to the taxpayer … Read more

Volunteers help with the Great British Spring Clean

Hardworking Schoolchildren and other volunteers joined West Lancashire Borough Council rangers to take part in the Great British Spring Clean. Following the success of the ‘Clean for the Queen’ Campaign in 2016, which attracted over 250,000 people to take part in nationwide litter picking events, the Keep Britain Tidy Group launched a new Great British … Read more

Join the Great British Spring Clean!

West Lancashire Borough Council is inviting you to support the Great British Spring Clean. Following the success of the ‘Clean for the Queen’ Campaign in 2016, which attracted over 250,000 people to take part in nationwide litter picking events, the Keep Britain Tidy Group have launched a new Great British Spring Clean campaign. This aims … Read more

UK receives “final warning” from Europe for breaching air pollution limits

The UK government must introduce Clean Air Zones across the country and commit to cleaning up the UK’s air faster says Friends of the Earth, as the European Commission today (15 February) issues a “final warning” demanding that the UK comply with EU air pollution rules. The Commission has sent a formal request to the … Read more