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LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Local flood risk management
LGA statement: self-isolation exemptions guidance
The trials of hosting a G7 summit in the pandemic
An interview with Dr Rachel Wigglesworth, Director of Public Health, Cornwall Council and the Isles of Scilly Council
Coping with the rise of the Delta variant in Bolton
An interview with Dr Helen Lowey, Director of Public Health, Bolton Council
Winter, Delta and innovation - my first six months in the job
An interview with Vicky Head, Director of Public Health, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes
Building a compelling narrative for your council and why it matters, 20 July 2021
Presentations for this event are now available.
West Sussex County Council: Supporting the energy transition in West Sussex
West Sussex County Council has a long-standing commitment to action on climate change and has pledged to make the authority carbon neutral by 2030. In the past decade, WSCC has almost halved its carbon emissions and dramatically increased the amount of renewable energy it generates.
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the publication of DfE's Adoption Strategy.
Our vision for a future care workforce strategy
Adult social care leaders have come together for the first time to offer a collective vision of what should be in a care workforce strategy for the growing sector.
Hot weather – information for councils
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
‘Don’t put lives at risk’: Councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said people should think carefully before travelling to beaches, parks and other public places and to get in the habit of checking they are safe to visit, following our reaching of step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.
Tree management and woodland creation webinar
In this webinar, speakers from The Tree Council explained why tree management matters, representatives from Defra and the Forestry Commission discussed new opportunities including the England Woodland Creation Offer and the Local Authority Treescapes Fund, and there was a presentation on the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
The role of councils in improving access to affordable credit and financial services for low-income households
This guide offers councils ideas and experience to enable them to make the best use of available resources, maximise the effectiveness and value of their local approaches and to ensure that they are well placed to drive forward positive change in the provision of affordable and responsible finance, for the people and communities that need it the most.
Thriving nature for people and planet
"Thriving nature is fundamental to our health and happiness. That’s why nature’s recovery must be a priority as we take steps to recover from the pandemic."
Priorities for COP26, House of Commons, 22 July 2021
Local government plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards achieving net zero carbon. With nearly two thirds of councils in England aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target, councils are well placed to support Government to meet its net zero carbon ambitions by 2050.
Early years education funding - House of Commons, 21 July 2021
Good quality early education makes a difference to children’s lives. Pre-school has almost as much impact on a child’s education achievement as primary school does – and the impact is even greater for those at risk of developing learning difficulties. Recent policy changes have extended the reach of early education to more children and for longer. They have also supported more parents into work, or to work more hours.
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