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28 per cent drop in crime in neighbourhood warden areas according to new research
Published : 01 May 2004

There has been a fall of nearly 28 per cent in the overall rate of crime in the first wave of areas with neighbourhood wardens according to an ... read more

Cases
Published : 01 May 2004

Vehicular access over common land Bakewell Management Ltd. v Brandwood and others 2004 UKHL 14 The respondent company was the freehold owner ... read more

Foresight report published: Looking ahead to reduce flood risks
Published : 01 May 2004

A reduction in green house gas emissions and enhanced long-term flood management are needed to control the risk to the UK from future flooding, ... read more

From wasteland to parkland
Published : 01 May 2004

The Deputy Prime Minister has launched new public space trust - the Land Restoration Trust. The Trust will seek to restore and maintain up to ... read more

Funding helps councils to refurbish gypsy & traveller sites
Published : 01 May 2004

£8 million has been made available for the fourth round of the Gypsy Sites Refurbishment Grant in England. The funding will enable council's ... read more

Godfray report on Badger Culling Trial published
Published : 01 May 2004

Animal Health Minister Ben Bradshaw has announced the publication of a report from an independent scientific panel reviewing the randomised badger ... read more

Government Consults On Commercial Lease Reform
Published : 01 May 2004

The Government will consult on options to make the commercial leases market fairer and more flexible, Regeneration Minister Yvette Cooper has ... read more

Government prepared to act to protect taxpayers
Published : 01 May 2004

Most local authorities have heeded the Government's warnings about high council tax rises, Local Government Minister Nick Raynsford has said. ... read more

Land deal to provide more affordable homes
Published : 01 May 2004

A groundbreaking deal to deliver thousands more affordable homes, growth and regeneration was announced today by Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, ... read more

Local government act gives councils more freedom
Published : 01 May 2004

Communities across the country will benefit from new local government laws which come into force today. New financial regulations will free councils ... read more

Lottery fund gets new name
Published : 01 May 2004

The Fund will help communities to secure grants. The new body responsible for giving out half of the money that goes to good causes will be called ... read more

More green belt than ever before
Published : 01 May 2004

There is more green belt land in England than ever before says Planning Minister Keith Hill. Since 1997, 25,000 hectares of green belt have been ... read more

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