1 December 2016
Cllr Ian Stephens, Chairman of the LGA's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the publication of an ‘Ambition for libraries' report about the future of libraries.
21 November 2016
The LGA has responded to DCMS' review into the future of the museums sector. The LGA surveyed all Heads of Cultural Services to inform this response, and identify the top three challenges and opportunities facing local museums.
15 August 2016
A lasting legacy, which is helping to transform grassroots sport, has been created by councils following the London Olympics, a new survey reveals.
Culture, tourism, heritage and sport helps to create places where people want to live, work and visit
Local government funds and supports the majority of this country's culture, tourism, heritage and sport. These valued frontline services also make an important contribution to wider priorities, including economic growth, wellbeing and community cohesion.
We are helping councils through:
- Steering the joint LGA / Department for Culture, Media and Sport Libraries Taskforce
- Offering a culture and sport improvement programme, funded by Sport England and Arts Council England
- Supporting the implementation of Sport England's new strategy, ensuring English destinations have a strong voice in the new national governance arrangements for tourism, and shaping the next steps for the government's Culture White Paper
- Supporting culture, tourism, heritage and sport to make the most of wider public service reform, including devolution
If you have any queries or would like further information about our work is this area please contact:
The CTS Board engages with and helps develop a thorough understanding of councils' priorities in relation to this programme area.