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LGA responds to Heritage Open Days

​​​​​​​“Many councils across the country are celebrating Heritage Open Days by running events in important cultural buildings and green spaces."

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LGA responds to 'We are Undefeatable' campaign

“Across the country, councils are developing exciting and innovative programmes to encourage older people, including those with long-term conditions and disabilities, to access physical activity."

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LGA responds to Cycle to Work Day

“To mark the day, councils are encouraging residents to cycle by promoting cycling proficiency tests and bike safety awareness campaigns, providing dedicated on-road cycle paths, installing secure cycle parking on high streets and supporting bike sharing schemes."

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LGA responds to Keep Britain Tidy parks research

“Access to natural spaces has a range of benefits to the community and councils are using parks to promote health and fitness, local heritage, public art, festivals and wildlife walks."

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LGA responds to FA report on social and economic value of adult grassroots football in England

"It is vital that the forthcoming Spending Review recognises the importance of grassroots football and ensures that councils are properly funded to meet the needs of their residents."

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LGA responds to Prime Minister new tourism sector deal announcement

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to today's tourism sector deal announcement by the Prime Minister.

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LGA responds to park funding announcement

"Our public parks and green spaces are some of our most cherished local services, and this injection of money will boost councils’ efforts to keep these open and in good condition, despite facing significant funding pressures."

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LGA responds to NICE guidance on improving physical activity

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the NICE draft quality standard for encouraging physical activity.

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Suffrage pioneer history e-book launched

Women who successfully campaigned for the right to vote have been recognised in a definitive list of 100 pioneers published in a special e-book.

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LGA responds to multi million pound funding boost for cultural sector

"From music festivals and art trails to museums and theatres, we are extremely proud of our local and national heritage which attracts millions of visitors to our communities throughout the country."