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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
Hot weather – information for councils
Urgent investment needed to boost mental health recovery
Failure to urgently invest in mental health and other vital local services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the pandemic, councils in England warn today.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
‘Don't put lives at risk' : councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
People need to take all necessary health precautions as Britain looks set to bask in a heatwave and keep an eye on vulnerable or elderly family and friends - while maintaining social distancing – who are most at risk if they catch coronavirus.
“Councils are committed to ensuring new homes are built and communities have quality places to live."
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
Climate action: data
Can we use data to baseline our current environmental position and to learn from others?
Remote council meetings: Lancaster and Wyre councils
Lancaster and Wyre councils share a Head of ICT and have a vision to share IT services. The current pandemic has highlighted the need to share software and processes between the two authorities.
Remote council meetings: Adur and Worthing councils
In response to the COVID-19 emergency Adur and Worthing councils have begun preparing to run council meetings online under new Government regulations to ensure democracy is transparent.
Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic
A summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the LGA and outlines how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.
Coronavirus pushing councils to 'financial failure' without 'cast-iron' Government funding pledge
Councils across the country are leading local efforts to support communities through the coronavirus crisis and keep day-to-day services running. This has led to significant unforeseen demands and costs caused by the pandemic – to protect the vulnerable such as older, disabled and homeless people - and in order to continue to keep normal services running, such as bin collections.
Remote council meetings: Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council
The Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council team is looking to launch their virtual council meetings through Zoom’s webinar feature.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Government measures to ease council cash flow pressures
"These measures will help councils with their cash-flow as they grapple with extra costs, lost income, and demand pressures as a result of the pandemic."
LGA responds to children securing primary school places
“Councils have a track record of doing everything they can to rise to the challenge of ensuring no child goes without a place, having created more than 800,000 new places since 2010."
Coronavirus: Fire service to assist with antigen testing, transportation of NHS outpatients to appointments or to receive urgent care and with providing instruction to others on non-blue light ambulance driving
Following the unprecedented Agreement reached on 26 March between the Fire Service National Employers, National Fire Chiefs Council and Fire Brigades Union, it has today been agreed to add a further three areas of work to reflect the scale of the national crisis and the urgency of the response required. Firefighters will be able to:
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