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Bus journeys fall by more than 300 million in five years

“The continuing decline in bus journeys emphasises the need to protect bus services and for councils to be able to invest in funding subsidised routes."

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LGA responds to Transport Committee's call to ban pavement parking across England

“Pavement parking and damaged pavements is one of the biggest complaints from pedestrians."

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LGA responds to APPG report 'working for better roads'

Councils are already working with the private sector to adopt innovative practices and technology.

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LGA - All councils need powers to tackle lorry-mayhem blighting communities

The Local Government Association today reveals a catalogue of incidents where lorries have blocked streets, got stuck in villages and crashed into bridges and homes as a result of driving down routes not suitable for their size or weight, often after being taken there by a sat nav.

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LGA responds to FSB potholes analysis

"Currently, 43 times more per mile is spent on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA responds to roads funding announcement

“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times more per mile on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA: road funding spending drop could have paid for 8 million pothole repairs

“It is not right that the Government spends 43 times per mile more on maintaining our national roads – which make up just 3 per cent of all roads – than on local roads, which are controlled by councils and make up 97 per cent of England’s road network."

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LGA responds to transport committee report on roads funding

Local Government Association’s Transport spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Transport Select Committee on local roads funding and maintenance.

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LGA responds to extension of Blue Badge scheme

“People can help councils win the fight against Blue Badge fraud, by tipping us off about people they suspect are illegally using a badge, bearing in mind this new eligibility and that people’s need for a badge might not be obvious.”

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LGA responds to transport committee report on bus services

Cllr Martin Tett, Transport spokesman for the LGA responds to a Transport Select Committee report on bus services in England outside London.