Whether it is supporting stopping smoking, encouraging healthy eating, protecting good mental health, or delivering universal or targeted health visiting services or simply working closely with the NHS - councils have a significant role to play.
The survey was conducted in June-July 2018 in order to develop an accurate evidence base on the impact of new permitted development rights. The results will inform the LGA’s lobbying and advocacy work, and be used in discussions with Ministers about the changes, and the possibility of further widening permitted development rights.
The Winter Weather Survey 2018 was conducted in October 2018 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA’s lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities’ efforts.
Our vision for local government is one of a vibrant local democracy, where powers from Westminster and Brussels are devolved to local areas, and citizens have a meaningful vote and real reason to participate in civic and community life.
The country’s need for new housing – in the right places and at the right price – has become greater as the housing crisis has continued. OPE therefore puts a special emphasis on freeing-up land for house building, alongside other objectives of better services and efficiencies.