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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 NHS digital report into rising social care requests
“Urgent action is necessary to secure social care and support over the long-term. The Government’s proposals on the future of adult social care brought forward in the Queen’s Speech need to be substantive and must be brought forward as soon as possible."
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on gambling addiction
“In addition to introducing new legislation, the Government should ensure councils have the resources they need to provide appropriate education and support to parents, schools and across the wider children’s workforce.”
LGA responds to RNIB report on education for blind children
“This report provides further evidence of the immense pressures councils continue to face in supporting children who are blind or visually impaired as well as other pupils with special educational needs and disabilities."
LGA responds to announcement of green number plates consultation
“The introduction of green number plates could be a helpful tool for councils looking to encourage use of zero emission vehicles, which they can tailor and adapt according to their local area."
A councillor's guide to procurement: 2019 edition
The LGA worked closely with councils to develop the National Procurement Strategy 2018 and a toolkit that enables councils to set their own objectives and measure their own progress.
Debate on neighbourhood services provided by district councils and other local authorities, House of Lords, 24 October 2019
District councils are at the heart of delivering on many of the key issues that matter to communities. This includes services such as housing, planning, waste and recycling services, as well as leisure centres, museums and parks.
Self Assessment Tool
Environment Bill Second Reading, House of Commons, 23 October 2019
The measures in the Bill seek to establish a new system of green governance and accountability; drive a shift in maximising resource efficiency; enable greater local action on air pollution; secure long-term, resilient water and wastewater services; create or restore wildlife habitats; and give the Secretary of State the power to amend legislation regulating the use of chemicals.
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