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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.
Design in the Public Sector – Green procurement webinar blog
Cllr Neil Prior
COVID update: workplace safety in Stage 4
Information for local authority employers as the COVID restrictions are removed from Monday 19 July 2021
NJC circular - COVID-19: working arrangements from 19 July
Employers’ Secretary Naomi Cooke Address for correspondence Local Government Association 18 Smith Square London SW1P 3HZ Tel: 020 7664 3000 info@local
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LGA responds to NAO report on local government and net zero
"Net zero can only be achieved if decarbonisation happens in every place, community and household. Long-term funding for councils would mean they can properly plan ahead on the needs of their local communities as a whole to support this."
Tackling Knife Crime, House of Commons, 20 July 2021
Law enforcement and criminal justice measures are only part of the response needed to tackle serious violent crime. A multi-agency partnership approach is required, working across Government departments and all agencies, including the police, health, charities and a range of local government services such as, education, social services and youth services.
LGA responds to PM’s ‘levelling-up’ speech
"The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the strength of councils' local leadership and the benefits that come from national and local government working together in partnership."
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