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Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
Open call for photographs for COP26 exhibition stand
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
Cheshire West and Chester Council: Enhancing health, tackling climate change
Cheshire’s Natural Health Service uses the best of the county’s green space assets to help tackle recognised local health inequalities. This initiative builds on the growing body of evidence that activities in the natural environment can have a significant impact on keeping people healthy.
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: ‘Virtual Bradford’ – an open digital twin for the City of Bradford
Digital twins are an excellent tool that can be used to create what-if scenarios and enable data-driven decision making, which will be explored by the Council and others.
North East Lincolnshire Council: Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, supporting businesses and SME’s in their carbon saving journey in challenging times
Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a £8.5 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Salix part funded project, providing ‘one stop shop’ free advice and grants for small/medium businesses (SMEs) and public buildings to boost renewable energy use and lower carbon emissions.
Building more gender equal workplaces, 17 September 2021
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LGA responds to HMICFRS report on violence against women and girls
"Councils are determined to help tackle violence against women and girls in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse."
Childhood obesity trailblazer assembly, 15-16 September 2021
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council: Live Local, Work Local
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council developed a bespoke website for local residents to showcase local employers, promote local opportunities and the benefits of living and working locally. They also customised an existing product for schools, providing careers advice with details of key local industries and employers.
The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.
LGA Action Learning Sets: housing retrofit skills
The LGA is launching a new offer to provide support to local authorities in creating housing retrofit skills and jobs in their area.
LGA – securing the future of public sport and leisure facilities and services integral to health of the nation
The new report, Securing the Future of Public Sport and Leisure Services published in partnership with the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) evaluates the current state of public sport and leisure services and sets out recommendations to ensure the survival and development of the sector.
LGA responds to Unison survey on social care vacancy rates and staff mental health
"The Spending Review must set out how immediate and short-term pressures in social care will be addressed, working with councils, care workers and those with lived experience to build back better and help develop a care and support system fit for the future"
LGA responds to Independent Review of Destination Management Organisations
“The LGA is pleased this new report recognises the importance of local authorities to tourism, both as leaders of place and as direct deliverers of tourist attractions."
LGA responds to Covid autumn winter plan
“Councils stand ready to support the NHS in the roll out of a booster vaccination programme, including using their unique local knowledge to help contact and prioritise all those who are eligible."
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