Brighton works with residents to improve local flood protection

Brighton & Hove City Council has protected communities from flood dangers with a street-level solution. It is using Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) – patches of trees, plants, and marshy land that soak up excess water. In urban environments, even small SuDS and green areas do a lot to lower flood risk. 

Trust, tea and cake and fuel community energy success

Main image: SELCE install solar panels on a school roof Community energy projects can lower emissions, tackle fuel poverty and spark passion for a more sustainable future. But only if they win the trust of local people. Here’s how two organisations, in Yorkshire and London, are doing just that. The Tea and PV project, from […]

How Islington is supporting vulnerable people and ensuring warm homes

Aerial view of brick terrace houses backed by a view of city skyscrapers at sunset

Islington Council has created a joined-up network of services that aim to support vulnerable Londoners facing fuel poverty. This case study relates to Actions 11 and 14 of the 50-point Climate Action Plan for Councils. Action 11 includes identifying people most at risk of fuel poverty and targeting policies, actions and spending towards them, while […]

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