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Councils support Drowning Prevention Week

"We all want our communities to be able to enjoy the open spaces and leisure facilities in their local areas and enjoying the water safely is something that we can all educate ourselves about."

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LGA and Women's Aid raise awareness of domestic abuse ahead of the World Cup

The LGA and Women’s Aid are coming together to raise awareness about domestic abuse ahead of the World Cup with police forces often seeing a rise in referrals on cases of domestic abuse during previous tournaments.

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LGA responds to introduction of medical examiners

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Government’s announcement of the introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England.

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LGA responds to Government counter terrorism strategy

Cllr Simon Blackburn, Chair of the LGA's Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Government’s update of its counter-terrorism strategy CONTEST.

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Hackitt review: LGA responds to final report

"Our immediate priority is to ensure that a fire like that at Grenfell never happens again, and to make certain the buildings which people live, visit and work in are safe today. It is therefore disappointing that Dame Judith has stopped short of recommending a ban on combustible materials and the use of desktop studies, both essential measures to improve safety."

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LGA responds to cut to stakes on fixed odds betting terminals

“This announcement is fantastic news and a sensible decision to help tackle the harm these machines can cause."

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LGA responds to combustible material consultation

Lord Porter, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the announcement by Communities Secretary James Brokenshire that the Government will launch a consultation into banning the use of combustible materials in cladding and insulation systems on high-rise residential buildings.

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LGA responds to PM's cladding funding pledge

“It is great that the Government has honoured its commitment from last summer to meet the unexpected exceptional costs for councils arising from major remedial fire safety work on high-rise buildings.”

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LGA responds to modern slavery report

"Councils will not tolerate the exploitation of people in their communities and are committed to protecting the most vulnerable in society."

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LGA awarded cyber security funding

The LGA has been awarded £1.5 million from the Cabinet Office to help improve and enhance councils’ cyber security systems.