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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Behaviour change and the environment
Park Active for Colchester
Post-COVID 19 lockdown, Colchester Borough Council faced reduced use of its long-stay car parks and pressure for increased pedestrian and cycle access to the town centre. The solution was to enable a Park Active site for Colchester to encourage motorists to park in peripheral car parks more often and actively complete their journeys by walking or cycling. The approach is part of a national pilot programme being led by the BPA and supported by the UK Government.
COVID-19: the culture and entertainment sectors, House of Commons, 2 March 2021
While the Government’s £1.57 billion support package for the arts and culture sector was welcome, the sector is still facing significant financial difficulties. Councils face significant additional cost pressures as a result of COVID-19 and this will directly impact council’s ability to fund discretionary services in the culture sector, at a time when the sector is in urgent need of investment.
Design in the Public Sector: creating meaningful engagement with communities on climate change, 26 February 2021
Dominique Le Touze, Public Health Specialist, Portsmouth City Council Duncan Bell, Climate Change Manager Sustainability Team, Leicester City Council
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2021
The Local Government Association (LGA) measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the twenty-eighth round of polling conducted in February 2021.
Addressing post-pandemic long-term unemployment needs targeted local solutions
“As democratically elected leaders and place shapers, local government is the natural partner of central government and is ideally placed to try and ensure that those out of work as a result of the pandemic are supported back into employment as quickly as possible.”
Recovery and renewal: Tackling long-term unemployment
New projections in this research reveal that the number of long-term unemployed people across England could reach 1.2 million, with significant local variations - a stark reminder of the direct impact on our communities, and the need for targeted solutions.
Social Work Together: councils sign-up
Social Work Together is helping councils quickly access qualified social workers to bolster vital front-line services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gambling regulation and reducing gambling related harm webinar- 10 February
Presentations from this webinar are available here.
LGA responds to Health and Care white paper
“This white paper provides a promising base on which to build stronger working relationships between local government and the NHS, as equal partners, to address the wider determinants of health and deliver better and more coordinated health and care services"
COVID-19 public opinion research - BritainThinks
To help councils with their thinking and to shape a narrative that will resonate locally, we commissioned BritainThinks to research how the pandemic has changed public opinion and behaviour, and what matters most for them.
Has COVID-19 changed the way communities behave?
To help councils with their thinking and to shape a narrative that will resonate locally, we commissioned Britain Thinks to research how the pandemic has changed public opinion and behaviour, and what matters most for them.
LGA statement on leaseholder cladding cost measures
"It is good that the Secretary of State has secured unprecedented funding to ensure leaseholders in high-rise blocks will not have to pay anything towards cladding remediation. This is an important step towards protecting leaseholders from the unfair cost of a crisis that is not of their making and something the LGA has long-called for."
Hertfordshire comms and engagement approach to surge testing
On Wednesday 10th February, Hertfordshire County Council and other local agencies completed their ‘surge testing’ pilot in the EN10 area of Broxbourne for the new South African variant of COVID-19.
Floating toward zero carbon
"Ever tightening regulation, here and overseas, gives the automotive world a tremendous incentive to focus the millions ploughed into tech development".
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