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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.
LGA responds to PHE report on alcohol consumption and harm during COVID-19
Councils, which are responsible for public health services, are committed to continue supporting people with alcohol and other substance misuse problems despite ongoing pressures made worse by the pandemic.
The role of Local Authorities in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, 15 July 2021
FPS members website
LGA responds to Online Media Literacy Strategy
"This timely strategy is not only an important step towards ensuring all UK residents can navigate the online world safely but recognising the role that libraries can play in achieving this."
Don't choose to look the other way: Understanding modern day slavery and councils’ role in tackling it, 14 July 2021
What is Modern Slavery and the current landscapeRachel Harper, Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline Manager, Unseen
The role of councils in
LGA responds to Transport Decarbonisation Plan
"Given that transport is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases in the UK, the Transport Decarbonisation Plan is key to how the country will achieve its net-zero ambition."
LGA responds to ADASS Spring Survey
“COVID-19 has reinforced the urgent need for long-term reform of adult social care, including sustainable funding which grows in line with demand, as well as investment to tackle the funding gap between the cost of providing care and what councils pay."
Newport City Council: Community Renewable Energy for Newport
Newport City Council has been working in collaboration with Egni Co-op, a community organisation that funds and manages PV installation in Wales, to meet the target of becoming a carbon neutral organisation by 2030. To date, this partnership has installed 6,713 solar panels across 27 sites (2.074MW) in Newport, with an estimated annual generation of over 1,900,000 kWh of clean electricity
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