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Forget What You Think You Know... about climate action
LGA responds to adult social care reform white paper
Health inequalities hub
Broxtowe Borough Council: Reinventing Beeston Town Centre
Broxtowe Borough Council has launched a new mixed-use leisure development in Beeston, Nottingham. The development features an Arc Cinema Complex with plans in place for three new food and drink retail outlets and is aimed at bolstering the visitor economy and night-time economy to encourage people to live and work in Beeston. It is hailed as a model for the post COVID-19 revival of the UK’s town centres for playing its part in “community wealth building”.
The LGA Cyber Challenge
From January to March 2022 we will be piloting this new 'challenge' to encourage councils to explore their cyber security culture – sharing fresh perspectives in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. We are seeking expressions of interest from councils, councillors and council officers to take part in the challenge as participating councils or as peers.
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Health and Care Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 7 December 2021
The LGA broadly supports the Bill’s focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population through greater integration between NHS organisations and between the NHS and local government. We also support the duty on the integrated care board (ICB) and all local authorities within the integrated care system (ICS) to have regard to the integrated care strategy in making decisions.
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Katie Goodger, explores what is needed to fulfil the COP26 Glasgow Pact and what else could have been added so communities could go further and faster on climate action.
LGA submission to DEFRA consultation on Local Nature Recovery Strategies: how to prepare and what to include, 2 November 2021
The LGA welcomes the increased focus on Local Nature Recovery and reversing the decline of biodiversity as set out in the Environment Bill, but government needs to consider all the measures to enhance nature, set out in the Environment Bill holistically, so as not to miss opportunities of efficiency.
LGA responds to £220 million Community Renewal Fund announcement
"It is good that councils have been given the delivery responsibilities for this scheme. They are at the heart of their local communities and are best-placed to bring together partners to deliver improvements to their local areas."
The impact of government policy and spending on the creative sector - House of Lords, 4 November 2021
Councils are committed to supporting the growth of the creative industries and have a key role to play in providing the local conditions for new creative clusters to flourish.
The Sourcing Playbook – free training webinars for local government (until 25 January 2022)
Attend one or more of these free training webinars about The Sourcing Playbook (the Government's guidance on service delivery, including outsourcing, insourcing, mixed economy sourcing and contracting)
Working with partners to tackle modern slavery webinar -2 November
Presentations from this event are available here.
Tackling the digital divide - House of Commons, 4 November 2021
Digital access and skills are essential to enabling people to fully participate in an increasingly digital society. Tackling the digital divide will be crucial to addressing social and economic inequalities and levelling up every community.
LGA responds to warning over children’s mental health care
“Mental health needs to be at the heart of a holistic approach to overall health and wellbeing, including investment in community-based services, such as youth services. Health and wellbeing should be intrinsically linked to a child-led education recovery plan."
Electric Vehicle Taxi transition
Air Quality reviews locally identified taxi emissions as a significant source of air pollution within the Cambridge Air Quality Management area.
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