July 9, 2020

COVID’s long shadow for town centres

Coronavirus has hit crowded urban centres hardest, as populations living in close proximity contributed to the pandemic’s spread. London’s pandemic experience peaked early compared to most, while many other towns and cities have fared worse relative to their populace.
July 2, 2020

Test and trace scams – a COVID-19 crime update

Fraudsters will seize opportunities for crime during any crisis. COVID-19 is proving no exception, as the UK’s test and trace scheme gets underway.
June 30, 2020

Waste management and recycling

Attitudes towards waste and recycling have undergone a sea change during the past 25 years, with the issue moving from a concern among environmental groups into the consciousness of wider society.
June 17, 2020

Feeling the pinch: local authorities face a revenue shortfall

COVID-19 has reduced local authority revenues while increasing the financial strain On recent sunny weekends Bath’s famous Roman pools and saunas would expect to enjoy a boost in visitors.
May 25, 2020

Urban daredevils

Parkour, a word derived from the French parcours, which means “route”, is a discipline rapidly growing in popularity across cities worldwide.
May 21, 2020

Cryptocurrency unencrypted

On 15 February 1971 the coins and notes we use today (as cash) were introduced into circulation in the UK for the first time as the UK went decimal.
May 20, 2020

How has higher education responded to COVID-19?

COVID-19 has presented an unprecedented challenge to the UK’s higher education sector. Not since the Second World War have campuses seen studies put on hold and closed for the duration.
May 6, 2020

Safely Maintaining Services during Coronavirus

Parks management, refuse collection and other local essential services need to continue during lockdown, but their risk management needs to adapt
April 22, 2020

Will the Covid-19 pandemic reduce the crime rate?

In difficult times it is always uplifting to try and find a glimmer of hope and the possibility of a reduction in the crime rate - even a short lived one – could be such a glimmer.