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LGA responds to UKHSA climate change warnings

“It’s clear from this stark report that climate change could have a serious impact on the health of our local communities.

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Brits do not feel prepared for climate change, warn councils

“Councils want to play their full role in preparing people and places for the impacts of climate change on local areas. "

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Councils prepare for Storm Ciarán

“Council staff continue to work around-the-clock to prepare for further severe storms to ensure the safety of residents, homes and businesses, shore up flood defences, and protect road networks and power supplies as much as possible."

Council leaders call on Government to back local climate action

Councils have jointly written to the Secretary of State for Energy and Net Zero, Claire Coutinho MP, calling for a change of approach in delivering net zero.

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LGA statement on simpler recycling collections announcement

“What works in urban centres is different to rural communities. We are pleased the Government has listened to the LGA and councils and decided not to significantly reduce the flexibilities in how councils collect waste from people’s homes."

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LGA statement on Council Climate Action Scorecards

“Net zero is a complex transition, bringing very unique and interconnected challenges and opportunities to every place."


LGA statement on PM smoking and vaping announcements

"Smoking is the single largest cause of preventable death worldwide and councils stand ready to help the Government achieve its ambition of eliminating smoking in England by 2030.”

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Sustainability programme, funded by Crown Commercial Service, to support councils tackle climate change

“Councils are at the forefront of local sustainability action and through this programme and partnership with Crown Commercial Service, the LGA will be able to support councils with carbon reduction and adaptation measures.”

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Get ready for ban on single use plastics

"We are concerned that some local businesses and consumers are not aware of the impending ban on these materials and would encourage everyone to take a look at the materials impacted by it."

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Recycling centres at risk of closure amid ban on DIY waste charges, warn councils

“For many councils, reducing their abilities to charge for the disposal of DIY waste will lead to funding reductions that will have to be passed on to reduced waste services popular with our residents."