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Coronavirus: information for councils
New podcast episode: Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
LGA responds to High Court Judgement on holding online and hybrid council meetings
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
Driving efficiency in the delivery of Green Homes Grant LAD2 projects, Tuesday 4 May 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
Building community partnerships to achieve a shared vision on nature and land-use
With continuing UK population growth and increasing land pressures for food production, infrastructure and development, how can land be managed sustainably whilst still meeting demand, and help restore biodiversity.
Leadership Academy impact survey 2019-2020
Leadership Academic impact survey results show it improved the ability of most councillors to carry out their role.
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: Community centred approaches to COVID-19
The aim of the community centred programme is to increase the take-up of COVID testing and vaccine offer across Bradford in areas with low acceptance rates.
Developing a community forum to help tackle climate change and increase biodiversity
South Hams District and West Devon Borough Councils share their experience of developing a community forum.
Transforming the public health system: reforming the public health system for the challenges of our times
The response to, and recovery from, an emergency is carried out first and foremost at the local level. Better coordination between the local, regional and national levels of response and greater support for organisations involved in response planning is needed to share and apply learning from exercises and real-life events.
National Institute for Health Research: How the NIHR can work with your local authority to evaluate public health interventions, 22 April 2021
Download presentations from the National Institute for Health Research, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, and Leeds City Council.
LGA & Zoom Video Conferencing Workshop - Q&A
A summary fo the questions answered at the end of the Zoom webinar
Councils spearheading national climate change effort
To mark Earth Day, the Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, is highlighting impressive new statistics that shine a light on the work councils are doing.
Transforming responses to economic abuse, 21 April 2021
Presentations from this event are available here.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown
"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."
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