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Clearer labelling and higher charges for hard to recycle products needed to help boost recycling rates
A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
Local flood risk management
LGA Business Plan 2019 - 2022
This business plan sets out how the Local Government Association (LGA) will continue to support and be an advocate for councils in the next three years. Through our #CouncilsCan campaign we will make the case for a new settlement for English local government that gives councils and councillors the powers, freedoms, funding and certainty to transform lives and local economies, respond to climate change and lead the sustainable development agenda.
LGA responds to Citizens Advice council tax report
Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Resources Board, responds to the report by Citizens Advice on council tax collection practices.
LGA responds to Sustain report on junk food planning policies
“Numerous councils have set curbs on new fast food outlets but need planning powers to tackle the clustering of existing takeaways already open."
Music making and community wellbeing - Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham
ArtsTrain is a creative music programme run by leading social enterprise Mytime Active since 2008. The programme supports thousands of children and young people within communities across the London Boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Lewisham, targeting those who are not engaged in arts and culture and face challenging circumstances.
LGA responds to Age UK report on unmet care needs
“Reforming and improving our adult social care and support system will help keep our population living healthier, longer and more independently without the need for using social care services, which are under constant pressure from rising costs and demand."
LGA responds to adult substance misuse statistics
Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to annual adult substance misuse treatment statistics for 2018/19, published by Public Health England.
Civility in public life and the review of the model code of conduct
Resignations at Easter
Helping to support and transform the lives of people affected by alcohol
Drinking to excess takes a huge toll on individuals, families, communities and society as a whole. Councils are working hard to minimise this by commissioning high-quality lifestyle and behaviour change services, as well as treatment for those experiencing alcohol dependence.
Teaching & learning responsibility (TLR) payments
Erimus, boosting community cohesion, Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Town Hall underwent the biggest refurbishment in its 129-year history to create a town hall for the 21st century, restoring rarely seen elements of the Grade II-listed building and giving the spaces new energy.
Grenfell Tower inquiry report: LGA response
Lord Porter, LGA building safety spokesman, responds to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report.
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