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Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration of local government services
Local flood risk management
A short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
LGA responds to social prescribing research
“Locally-led, targeted interventions and facilities, such as museums, libraries, leisure centres and parks, have a major role to play in helping communities to become creative and physically active."
Local Government Challenge 2020: Meet the contestants
LG Challenge 2020
Councils participate in 24-hour social media celebration showcasing vital local government services
#OurDay highlights how local authorities are keeping valued services running, as well as developing innovative schemes to improve the daily lives for their residents.
Creating resilient place making through culture and heritage in Kirklees
Culturally, change has been driven by the textile industry, which has given rise to a diverse range of communities and music, an innovative reputation and a strong global brand. Kirklees is a real example of a place where business drives cultural activity.
LGA responds to RAC Foundation report on parking income
“Councils are on the side of motorists and shoppers when setting parking policies, which aim to make sure that there are spaces available for residents, high streets are kept vibrant and traffic is kept moving."
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.
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 Age UK report on unmet care needs
“Reforming and improving our adult social care and support system will help keep our population living healthier, longer and more independently without the need for using social care services, which are under constant pressure from rising costs and demand."
Regulator hub potential
As part of a transformation project, the council set about exploring ways in which it could operate regulatory activity more effectively and efficiently. This case study forms part of the productivity experts resource.
LGA responds to adult substance misuse statistics
Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, Cllr Ian Hudspeth, responds to annual adult substance misuse treatment statistics for 2018/19, published by Public Health England.
LGA responds to new fly-tipping statistics
“Councils are determined to crack down on the problem, including installing CCTV at fly-tipping hotspots which has led to successful prosecutions."
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