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Tourism

LGA response to CMS Committee report on tourism

26 March 2015

Read Cllr Ian Stephens, Chair of the Local Government Association's Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, on the CMS Committee report on tourism.

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Health

LGA response to RSPH league table of 'unhealthiest' high streets

26 March 2015

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, chair of the LGA's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to a Royal Society for Public Health league table of "unhealthiest" high streets.

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Children and young people

Predators could be stopped from grooming with new banning order, councils say

26 March 2015

Predatory men suspected of grooming children for sex could be stopped immediately if a new type of banning order was introduced by the new government, local government leaders say.

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Transport

Councils respond to annual alarm survey

26 March 2015

Cllr Peter Box, transport spokesman at the Local Government Association, says patching up our crumbling road network is not the answer to tackle the roads crisis.

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Health

LGA response to Health Committee report on physical activity and diet

25 March 2015

Cllr Izzi Seccombe, Chair of the Local Government Association's Community Wellbeing Board, responds to the Health Committee report published today on obesity, diet and physical activity.

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Community safety

LGA response to DCLG's Future Control Services Scheme update

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.

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Adult social care

Majority of council tax will soon be spent on social care

24 March 2015

More than half of what people pay in council tax will soon be spent on caring for vulnerable children and adults, creating a huge squeeze on councils' ability to fix roads, clean streets and keep libraries open.

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Economy

Councils benefit from LGA's digital experts programme

23 March 2015

Communities living in a number of council areas will see more services go online thanks to funding for a new programme which aims to promote the successful use of digital technology.

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Economy

Councils respond to government digital service announcement in the Budget

18 March 2015

Cllr Peter Fleming, Chairman of the LGA's Improvement and Innovation Board responds to the announcement in the Budget that HM Treasury, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Government Digital Service will collaborate with partners in local government.

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Children and young people

LGA response to Budget announcement on children and young people's mental health services

18 March 2015

Read Cllr David Simmonds, Chairman of the Local Government Association's Children and Young People's Board, on the Budget announcment of funding for children and young people's mental health.