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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.


New resource to help councils on a tight budget invest in culture

Arts Council England and the LGA have developed their first ever online resource to help councils develop innovative ways to invest in culture.

Sector-led improvement

LGA responds to £250 million investment in cultural infrastructure

“This funding will help libraries and museums to adapt, reach even wider audiences, and continue their roles at the heart of the community."

Swimming pool

LGA responds to Sport England Active Lives Survey

“Many of the facilities run by councils are ageing, particularly swimming pools, and could be updated to better meet the needs of communities and be more energy efficient and cost-effective to run."


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.


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 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.


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 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 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.