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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
The Government's Levelling up agenda, House of Commons debate, 15 September 2021
The White Paper will build on actions the Government is already taking to level up across the UK and will set out “bold new policy interventions to improve livelihoods and opportunities in all parts of the UK.”
Alcohol treatment and recovery: Building back better to support and transform people’s lives, 14 September 2021
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LGA responds to COVID-19 vaccination for 12-15 year olds
“Vaccines are our ultimate route out of this pandemic and councils want to play their full part in what will be our largest ever school vaccination programme, given their existing close working relationship with schools, parents and health professionals."
Rural recognition, recovery, resilience and revitalisation
Pragmatix Advisory has been commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore the economic challenges facing rural and coastal areas, with a particular focus on deprivation, and outline what steps government can take to strengthen the recovery and resilience of these communities within the current context.
Reducing fire risk in high rise social housing, House of Commons debate, September 2021
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill and hope they will be an important step in the right direction. We are however concerned about some of the practicalities of the implementation of new fire safety legislation for both resident safety and local authorities.
LGA: Pandemic recovery could bring £51 billion a year boost to rural and coastal economy
The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, has found that a rise in people ‘staycationing’, population movement away from urban areas and a greater focus on the green economy could all help deliver a £51 billion a year economic boost by 2030 to rural areas.
Securing the future of public sport and leisure services
The LGA alongside the Association for Public Services Excellence (ASPE), and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) consulted with over 250 councils and a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on what needs to change so that public sport and leisure services can operate sustainably and deliver the best outcomes for communities.
Co-production and Partnership Working
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