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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA - Restore £1.7 billion early intervention funding...
A child-centred recovery – where all young people can thrive
LGA – Surge in lockdown recycling collection
Eight in 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of recycling being collected since the outbreak and national lockdown.
Black History Month briefing, House of Commons, 20 October 2020
At the LGA we will be helping to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of black Britons by sharing councillor perspectives on the importance of Black History Month and the vital contributions of black councillors to our local communities.
Climate action: energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into energy plans?
Building a better railway for the future – webinar, 16 October 2020
Helen McAllister, Strategy & Planning Director (Wales, West & FNPO), Network Rail Jools Townsend, Chief Executive, Community Rail Network
LGA responds to NAO broadband roll-out report
"The Government should use the upcoming Spending Review as an opportunity to empower councils to place a local digital champion in every local area to help facilitate delivery and support providers to install gigabit-capable broadband as quickly as possible."
LGA responds to CQC State of Care report
“The unequal impact of COVID-19 on people using and working in social care needs to be addressed as part of future reforms, as well as building on the importance of closer working and local approaches."
Essex County Council: Keeping security personnel safe during the COVID-19 pandemic
Essex Resilience Forum identified issues of concern to communities and developed effective communications between communities and the public services leading the pandemic response.
Transcript - Councillor Janet Duncton, Chairman of West Sussex County Council and Member for Petworth
I value being able to tell people what we do that’s good in the county. I value listening to the people of the county.
Islington Council - Tackling gum litter in known hotspots
In January 2017 and from September 2019, Islington Council have partnered with social enterprise Behaviour Change to pilot innovative new signage, funded by Mars Wrigley, to help tackle the issue of littered gum in known hotspots such as shopping centres, train stations and transport hubs.
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council: communicating local restrictions
Following the easing of the national lockdown, Blackburn with Darwen became an area of intervention before other parts of north England. With the situation changing weekly, communications is challenging.
Surrey County Council: Living with COVID-19
Surrey County Council found itself in unknown territory when the first UK-transmitted case was identified in the county in February 2020.
LGA responds to Independent Age report on older people's mental health
“We need a new national focus on helping everyone stay mentally well, including those affected by COVID-19, backed-up by funding for councils to spend with the voluntary and community sector on meeting local mental wellbeing needs."
LGA Podcast - Forget What You Think You Know... About Council Housing
This is the first in the series of our Forget What You Think You Know podcast. In this episode, we visit Norwich City Council to find out about their award winning council housing scheme, Goldsmith Street.
LGA submission to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Changes to the current planning system
A local, plan-led system is vital to ensure that councils and the communities they represent have a say over the way places develop.
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