24 March 2015
Read Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the Local Government Association's Fire Services Management Committee, on the Future Control Services Scheme update.
10 March 2015
Cllr Jeremy Hilton, Chair of the LGA's Fire Services Management Committee responds to Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt's announcement that regulations requiring all private sector landlords to install smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms will be laid before this Parliament ends.
7 February 2015
New laws must be introduced to ensure all private landlords install smoke alarms, say fire and rescue authorities.
27 February 2015
Read Cllr Ann Lucas OBE, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, on the Government's decision to reject locally-set licensing fees.
6 February 2015
A new national programme aimed at keeping women and girls across the country safe from the devastating effects of female genital mutilation will lead efforts to end new FGM cases by 2030.
Community safety is not just an issue for police and fire and rescue authorities. Councils contribute in a variety of ways.
These include work carried out through community safety partnerships in:
- emergency planning – ensuring that plans are in place to deal with emergency situations such as flooding, heavy snow and ice, civil unrest or terrorist incidents
- regulation, licensing and trading standards – such as alcohol and entertainment licenses to help maintain public order, food hygiene certification for businesses to prevent food poisoning
- contributing to anti-social behaviour strategies through a range of council services including lighting, street cleansing, planning and leisure
- new governance arrangements for policing and crime strategies including the introduction of police and crime commissioners and police and crime panels.
We have completed 26 Safer communities peer challenges (CSPs).Its central aim is to help community safety partners improve how they deliver outcomes to make local communities safer, drawing on the experience of peers and the best practice in the sector.
The latest news and announcements can be found here.
LGA briefings on issues of concern and relevance to local government, as well as the LGA's written responses to parliamentary inquiries can be found here.
The board has responsibility for LGA activity in the promotion of the health and safety of local communities. This includes issues of crime and anti-social behaviour, police liaison, community safety, public protection; the fire service and emergency planning, and licensing and other regulatory activities.
The Fire Commission is a forum for all combined fire and rescue authorities and principal authorities with a fire and rescue service. The Fire Commission has a management committee which may act on behalf of the Commission.