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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."


LGA responds to £20 million cultural development fund announcement

“Councils face an £8 billion funding gap by 2025, and our core cultural services like libraries and museums will come under increasing financial pressure unless local government finance is put on a sustainable footing.”


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.


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.


Armistice Day: councils commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One

Processions, poetry readings, beacon lightings and bell ringing will be among the many commemorative events taking place this weekend, as councils across the country help to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.


Libraries helping to combat rise in mental health crisis

“A library of the 21st century is home to a diverse range of services in our communities; it can support health and wellbeing, prevent social isolation and loneliness, provide support to people living with dementia."


LGA: tourism sector facing jobs "black hole"

England’s vital tourism sector risks being overwhelmed by record number of visitors and growing skills gaps, council leaders warn today.


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."


LGA responds to museum statistics

"Councils are extremely proud of our national museums, which serve a key role in the growth of tourism throughout the country. "


LGA responds to latest Sport England survey about sport and physical activity levels

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.