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More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending summer holidays in temporary accommodation

Over 4,500 primary school classes worth of homeless children are spending the summer holidays in temporary accommodation amid a national shortage of affordable housing, the Local Government Association warns today.

More than 4,500 primary school classes worth of children spending summer holidays in temporary accommodation

London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

Step-by-Step is a Southwark Council initiative to test different approaches to managing debt to the Council – including council tax debt. Where residents volunteer to participate, the Council will immediately suspend all recovery and enforcement action for a period to allow arrangements to be set in place. Under the latest pilots, Step-by-Step also offers debtors access to free, independent debt advice available by phone or online.

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London Borough of Southwark: Step-by-Step

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council: Zero carbon fleet drive

As part of their fleet decarbonisation drive, the shared service between South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council took delivery of a fully electric Faun Zoeller E-Rotopress in July 2022. The councils are working to replace bin lorries with electric or alternative fuel vehicles as existing diesel trucks come to the end of their working lives.

South Cambridgeshire District and Cambridge City Council: Zero carbon fleet drive

Council employees’ pay offer announced

“Council employees have been offered a pay increase of £1,925 from 1 April 2022. For the lowest paid (currently earning £18,333 per annum), the offer equates to an increase of 10.5 per cent."

Council employees’ pay offer announced

Local Government Association response to the Government consultation on the SEND and alternative provision system in England

The previous reforms to the SEND system set out in the Children and Families Act 2014 have failed to achieve the goal of improving provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Placing children and young people at the centre of the SEND system was right, but the reforms set out in the Act were not supported by sufficient powers or funding to allow councils to meet the needs of children with SEND or hold health and education partners to account for their contributions to local SEND systems.

Local Government Association response to the Government consultation on the SEND and alternative provision system in England

Hammersmith & Fulham Council: Thames Music Makers - educating children about climate through music

Partnering with the English Chamber Orchestra’s Close Encounters team, Urbanwise.London, and Fulham Academy Trust, Hammersmith & Fulham Council co-designed a musical exploration of the Thames, which saw six local primary schools explore its ecology and history. In addition, through creating musical instruments from recycled materials, children got to experience first-hand how they can reuse and recycle everyday products for alternative uses.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council: Thames Music Makers - educating children about climate through music