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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.
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.
Teachers’ appraisal and pay
LGA and NALC join forces to tackle loneliness
"Working together and toward a common goal we can build connected communities equipped and resourced to respond effectively to a wide range of needs.”
This guide outlines the current loneliness policy context, uses a range of case studies to demonstrate effective local delivery models working in practice, and provides useful check lists and top tips on how to measure and evaluate outputs.
Thousands of young people missing out on vital careers support, councils warn
School pupils and college students will miss out on a government programme designed to prepare children for life after school or higher education, councils warn today.
School teachers' pay and conditions Q&As
LGA report: Attracting investment for local infrastructure: a guide for councils
“Councils have proven that they are already leaders of place. This guidance will help councils to attract investment in the right infrastructure to help their communities meet their full potential.”
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