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Localism

LGA responds to Government legal action on council publications

17 April 2014

Councillor Peter Fleming, Chair of the Local Government Association's Innovation Board, today responded in a statement to legal action taken by Government concerning council publications.

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Children and young people

Powers to open schools should be returned to councils, poll shows

16 April 2014

Nine in 10 people believe councils should be given powers to create and maintain new schools, a poll has shown.

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Community safety

LGA responds to Big Brother Watch CCTV parking report

14 April 2014

Read Councillor Peter Box, Chair of the LGA's Economy and Transport Board, as he responds to Big Brother Watch's CCTV parking report.

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Health

Chairman of LGA on councils and communities to help lead revolution in tackling dementia

10 April 2014

Thousands of people living with dementia are being helped to lead more independent lives, thanks to an initiative being supported by the Chairman of the Local Government Association.

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Adult social care

Joint statement from LGA and ADASS on Care Bill

10 April 2014

Read the joint statement from Katie Hall (Chair, LGA Community Wellbeing Board) and David Pearson (President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services).

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Community safety

Charities, schools, councils and road safety groups warn against CCTV parking ban

10 April 2014

Road safety campaigners, schools, disability and pedestrian charities and transport groups have joined councils in warning against plans to ban CCTV parking cameras.

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Transport

LGA responds to annual ALARM survey

2 April 2014

Cllr Peter Box, Chair of the Local Government Association's Economy and Transport Board, responds to the Asphalt Industry Alliance's annual ALARM survey.

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Finance

LGA response to Joseph Rowntree Foundation report on council tax support

2 April 2014

Read Cllr Sharon Taylor, Chair of the LGA's Finance Panel, on the JRF report on changes to council tax support.

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Community safety

LGA-led betting commission launched to address clustering and gaming machine concerns

1 April 2014

A new landmark taskforce is being launched by councils and bookies in an attempt to address concerns around high street betting shop clustering and the harm caused by Fixed Odds Betting Terminal machines.

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Community safety

LGA responds to blanket world cup licensing relaxation

31 March 2014

Cllr Tony Page, LGA licensing spokesman, said: "A World Cup summer is always an exciting time and councils understand that watching matches in a local pub is a key part of the whole experience. Councils also support moves that bring communities together and also help the local economy.