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Nearly two thirds of leisure centres in need of urgent investment
Holocaust Memorial Day
LGA responds to indoor air pollution report
"Good air quality is vital for our health and wellbeing and councils, who are already leading the way in tackling air pollution, will take on board any good practice guidance that helps continue to protect vulnerable people and keep them safe."
LGA responds to Arts Council England 10-year strategy
“Councils are uniquely placed to build on community strengths in partnership with Arts Council England, and the greatest impact can be achieved through locally-led culture facilities, including museums, libraries and arts organisations."
LGA responds to Centre for Cities air pollution report
Councils want to work with the Government to reduce the impact of harmful emissions on the health of our communities, but for air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding.
Preventing youth homelessness by design, 24 January 2020
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LGA responds to Independent Transport Commission report on buses
Responding to a report by the Independent Transport Commission on changing travel behaviour in the bus market, Cllr David Renard, the Local Government Association’s transport spokesman, said:
“The fall in bus journeys revealed by this report highlights the urgent need for long-term investment in our country’s local bus networks.
Increasing uptake for vaccinations: maximising the role of councils
Councils are not directly responsible for commissioning or delivering vaccine programmes but they are in a unique position to understand the health needs of their local population, and support vaccination services to reach them.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.