Councils are full of ideas to support people to be active, including holistic approaches such as planning and designing our areas to make them easier to navigate on foot or by bike, for example, instead of just expecting our residents to attend leisure centres and gyms.
“Their bravery and determination in helping women win the right to vote and make it possible to play a full part in our democracy serves as an inspiration to us all. This acts as a timely reminder of not only what has been achieved, but also what more needs to be done."
“Live music venues form part of the cultural lifeblood of our communities and councils want to do everything they can to help protect and maintain them, while balancing this against the needs of neighbours and other residents."
“These female pioneers are rightly being recognised for their courageous campaigning and determination to achieve what was a historic milestone on the path towards gender equality and democracy for all."
"Councils want to protect and maintain the live music venues in their communities and this much-needed update to the planning rules will help achieve a fair and balanced solution between the obligations of housing developers and protecting our vital grassroots music scene."
"Councils recognise the tremendous role that culture and heritage plays in helping to create places where people want to live, work and visit.
“While today’s announcement is helpful, further funding would genuinely make a difference in creating culture-led, place-based development in communities.
"Local authorities, alongside Arts Council England, are this country’s biggest public sector investors in culture.
"Despite significant reductions in central government funding, councils have adopted innovative ways of supporting and boosting culture and heritage. This includes setting up trusts to