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Guidance on the pre-election period
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Find out what you need to know about publicity during the pre-election period.
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.
Local Government Association Children’s Services Remote Peer Diagnostic
This guidance is applicable for all children’s services remote peer diagnostics including those that cover early years, safeguarding and SEND. Whilst the focus of each of these types of diagnostic remains as it is set out in the peer challenge manuals; it is envisaged that the impact of COVID 19 will be a key theme, but this will be discussed during the scoping phase.
Response to the consultation on the “Planning for the Future” White Paper
A letter from Councillor Adele Morris to MHCLG
LGA responds to review of people building their own homes
“Councils are committed to building homes with the right infrastructure that local communities need and are supportive of custom and self-build housing as one way of achieving that.
Teachers' pensions bulletin 71 - October 2020
Bulletin 71 reports on last month’s Advisory Group meeting; this includes useful information about end of year certificate process.
LGA - Record numbers claiming council tax support
More than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year - the highest number since records began in 2015.
LGA responds to childhood obesity figures
“These latest figures are yet another reminder of the scale of the childhood obesity challenge we face and the need for urgent action and investment in public health in order to reverse this trend."
Tory Planning power grab
"The Conservatives’ planning power grab will disempower local people and their elected councillors, and lead to even less social housing being built."
COVID-19 cases continue to rise
"Once again I must ask you to continue to keep up the good work on following guidance and restrictions."
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