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LGA corporate environmental policy

As the voice of local government, the LGA aims to lead by example. This policy sets out our commitment to tackling the climate and ecological emergency and the steps we will take in order to achieve this.

Challenge 3: Wiltshire Council

In March the LG Challenge 2024 cohort headed to the South West to tackle their third challenge, hosted by Wiltshire Council.

Strengthening Corporate Peer Challenge

The LGA’s peer challenge offer is effective and well regarded by the sector. The LGAs most recent survey found that every council that had received a corporate peer challenge found the process for preparing for and participating in the peer challenge has had a positive impact on their council.

Become a peer

The LGA offers local government a range of peer-supported improvement programmes, including Peer Challenge and Councillor Mentoring and we welcome interest from both senior officers and councillors in becoming peers.

Peer challenges we offer

Our highly valued peer challenge programme supports continuous improvement by providing effective insight, guidance and challenge to enable continuous improvement, as well as assurance to local leaders and residents.

"We need to acknowledge capacity and demand is complex"

Gareth Jenkins is a partner at Changeology Group. For the past 15 years, Gareth has worked in health and social care both as an NHS employee and external consultant. Specialising in transformation, change, performance improvement and productivity, he has worked across the UK and Ireland delivering better outcomes for staff and patients. Changeology have been working with the Better Care Fund (BCF) Support Programme to deliver improvement support in systems. This is the first of a two part blog.

LGA State of the Sector report: The Visitor Economy

As leaders of place, councils play a crucial role in planning and developing their local visitor economies. Councils are direct providers of visitor and tourist attractions, including castles, historic buildings, museums, theatres, galleries, piers and amusement parks, and they act as destination management organisations for their areas.