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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
Child abuse linked to witchcraft rises by a third, councils reveal
“Councils are determined to tackle the practice of FGM and work with partner organisations to do everything possible to protect and support children and young people."
Taking a Public Health Approach to Tackling Serious Violent Crime - 13 November 2019
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 electric charging point league table
Air pollution is a public health emergency and councils are increasingly focusing work on protecting their communities from the impact of harmful emissions.
Diversity is central to council communications teams’ success - here’s how we can drive change
London Borough of Hackney – embedding diversity and equality in local government communications
Local government communications has a diversity problem. As council communications teams, we need to reflect the communities we serve. Polly Cziok, Director of Communications, Culture and Engagement at London Borough of Hackney explains why and how they’ve put diversity and equality at the heart of everything they do.
Cold weather plan for England
Understanding the drivers for rising demand and associated costs for home-to-school transport
School transport under threat as bill set to rise to £1.2 billion by 2024
Unsustainable costs and demand pressures are set to push councils’ bill for providing free home to school transport to £1.2 billion a year by 2024, new analysis by the LGA reveals.
LGA: Taxi reforms urgently needed as licensed driver numbers hit record high
Outdated and flawed taxi laws need urgently reforming as new figures show the number of licensed drivers and vehicles have hit a record high, the Local Government Association says today.
Engaging with schools and communities to support inclusive teaching of RSE
This briefing provides top tips, helpful resources and case studies from seven councils, showcasing just a small selection of positive approaches going on across the country.
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