Recycling centres switch to shorter winter hours

Merseyside’s Recycling Centres are set to switch to their shorter winter opening hours from Saturday 1 October. They will be open from 8am until 5pm – changing from the summer hours of 8am to 8pm. There are 14 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in the region. They are operated by Veolia on behalf of Merseyside […]

Commission launches climate emergency strategy for Warrington

Warrington’s Climate Emergency Commission has launched a bold new Climate Emergency Strategy for Warrington and is holding its first pop up event at Golden Square during the nationwide ‘Great Big Green Week’, on Thursday 29 September. The commission, which is supported by the council but importantly is an independent group, consists of business, youth, community […]

Electric vehicle boost for Warrington

Warrington Borough Council’s work to support people to make the switch from petrol and diesel vehicles to electric has been given a boost, thanks to new government funding. The council is one of nine local authorities to be successful in receiving funding through the Local EV Infrastructure (LEVI) pilot scheme, backed by £20 million of government and […]

UK’S FIRST CUSTOM-BUILT HYDROGEN WASTE COLLECTION VEHICLE ARRIVES IN ST HELENS BOROUGH

The UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle has arrived in St Helens Borough, ahead of its integration into the council’s fleet. This pioneering investment by St Helens Borough Council forms part of its wider fleet and operational modernisation, and its commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040. Ahead of its first collection rounds […]

ENERGY GRANT TEXT MESSAGE WARNING

Halton Trading Standards are warning people of scam texts circulating about energy grants. The rising prices of energy is a concern to many and before the Government announce what action they may take to help households, the scammers are trying to take advantage of consumers’ fears. Text messages have been circulating within the borough claiming […]

Warrington Council encourages schools to sign up to the Let’s Go Zero campaign

The council has pledged its support for the Let’s Go Zero campaign which works with schools to help them progress towards zero carbon emissions by 2030. There are currently 1,641 schools across the UK that are part of the initiative and are committed to take action. Four Warrington schools have already signed up. The Let’s […]

Manchester Council’s Climate Change Action Plan is refreshed

A refreshed Climate Change Action Plan charting progress and next steps in the Council’s mission to halve its own direct emissions by 2025 will be considered by councillors this month. The 50% reduction target is the first major milestone as the authority strives to become a zero carbon organisation by 2038 or sooner. This is the Council’s direct contribution to […]

£4.65 MILLION TO MAKE HALTON HOMES WARMER AND MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

A new grant scheme has been launched to help Halton homeowners or those renting in the private sector to reduce their energy bills, cut carbon and make their homes warmer. Working in partnership, Halton Borough Council and Liverpool City Region Combined Authority have secured £4.65 million from the Sustainable Warmth Fund, made available by the […]

GROUP BUYING SCHEME FOR SOLAR PANELS LAUNCHED IN LIVERPOOL CITY REGION

As energy prices soar and the cost of living crisis worsens, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has launched Solar Together, a group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage. This innovative scheme will enable homeowners in St Helens Borough and across the City Region to buy solar panels and battery storage helping them to […]