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LGA statement on Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey

“While overall activity levels remain stable, we need to tackle the inequalities within our communities which affect access to adults based on their location, wealth, age, ethnicity and gender.

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LGA responds to Sport England’s Swimming Pool Support Fund announcement

Leisure centres need sustainable, multi-year investment to offer an efficient and valuable service to communities and strengthen the nation's health.

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LGA publishes new report on the future of cultural services

The Local Government Association has today published seven original articles from leading policy thinkers exploring the future of local publicly funded cultural services and devolution.

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Local government partners launch National Alliance for Cultural Services

A fresh approach is needed to sustain culture services in the future.

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LGA responds to Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People survey

It is positive that children and young people’s overall activity levels have remained stable across 2022-23.

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LGA responds to Sport England's expansion of Place Partnerships work

"Councils as leaders of place have a huge role to play in delivering place-based solutions that reflects the unique needs of their communities and geographies."

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LGA statement on Sports Strategy

"Embracing new ways of working at national and local level will be key to ensuring all communities have the same levels of access to achieve healthier lifestyles.”

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‘Leisure centres and public pools still at risk’: LGA statement on energy bills support announcement

“While it is good the Government will continue to help the public sector as well as businesses keep their energy bills lower and provided some certainty for the next 12 months, we remain deeply concerned about the risk to some council services."

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Culture key to recovery and prosperity: Cornerstones of Culture Report

Culture, heritage and creativity are essential to our future national prosperity, levelling up and recovery from crisis, a new LGA report finds.

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Councils wish England luck ahead of Euro 2022 final

“On behalf of councils in England, I’d like to wish Sarina Wiegman and the England Women’s football team the best of luck in their Euro 2022 Final against Germany at Wembley on Sunday."