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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."
Re-thinking youth participation for the present and next generation: education to employment
As we look ahead towards the future, we now stand ready to play an equal part with Government to support an inclusive economic recovery – helping young people to ensure that the next generation doesn’t become a lost ‘pandemic generation’ with scars for years to come.
October 2020: Black History Month is a time for celebration and reflection
Charmaine Murray, who works at LGA and is a member of our BAME staff network, tells us why Black History Month is important to her.
LGA responds to funding for new domestic abuse duty for councils
“Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously, so we are pleased that government has agreed to provide funding to help local authorities prepare for the introduction of the Domestic Abuse Bill, which the LGA has supported."
LGA responds to Shelter report on private renting during pandemic
Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesperson, responds o a report from Shelter which has found only half of private renters feel safe in their home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Debate on planning reform and housebuilding targets, House of Commons, 8 October 2020
Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live. It is vital that these are delivered through a locally-led planning system with public participation at its heart which gives communities the power to ensure new developments are of a high standard, built in the right places, and include affordable homes.
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff in schools - 2 October 2020
Presentations from this event are available here.
Transcript: An interview compilation of West Sussex County Councillors encouraging residents to stand for election in 2021
Video transcript of An interview compilation of West Sussex County Councillors encouraging residents to stand for election in 2021
Blog: Locking in positive behaviours and co-benefits of green recovery, 2 October 2020
The LGA Webinar, Locking in positive behaviours and co-benefits of green recovery, was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series. It covered how local government can continue to embed the behaviours we have seen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in relation to climate action.
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