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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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King’s Speech: LGA responds to Football Governance Bill

“It is positive to see today’s announcement of a new bill to introduce an independent regulator for professional clubs in the English football pyramid."

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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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LGA on Government’s creative industries sector vision

“We are delighted to see the Government prioritising the creative industries, one of the fastest growing sections of our economy."

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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."

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LGA’s Culture Commission calls for case studies

The Commission on Culture and Local Government, launched by the LGA in March, is calling for councils and their local cultural partners to share examples of their work in using culture to support recovery and levelling up.

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Culture, heritage and sport – LGA on Levelling Up White Paper

“We are pleased to see culture, heritage and sport recognised for their impact in communities and be placed among the list of priorities in the white paper. As well as making a fundamental contribution to pride of place, they support local literacy and skills, and boost wellbeing, productivity and innovation."