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Museum survey of heads of cultural services

This report presents the results of a survey of heads of cultural services in England, which informed the LGA's official response to the autumn 2016 Department for Culture Media and Sport Review of Museums.

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Text: A guide to the emergency insourcing of leisure services

A guide to the emergency insourcing of leisure services

This guide has been written to help councils in an emergency position mobilise their leisure service. It is not intended to instruct or encourage councils to bring leisure services back in-house but instead provides appropriate tools and considerations to support the process. Councils are advised to take their own due diligence to evaluate their individual options. The guide is correct as of June 2021.

Active people, healthy places

Active people, healthy places

The aim of this report is to share good practice and help decision-makers consider how their council can deliver on this agenda in the best way for local people and communities.

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An introduction to archives for councils

Archives hold the unique and irreplaceable story of organisations, businesses, communities and individuals across the country. The National Archives, as archive sector lead in England, has written this reference guide to help councils better understand what archives are, why they are so important, and where to go for further information.

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Combined authorities and the creative industries

This report explores the role of combined authorities in relation to the creative industries and the potential of new opportunities for combined authorities to fulfil this role.

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Cornerstones of Culture

The final report of the Commission on Culture and Local Government explores the contribution of local culture, the barriers it faces and the four cornerstones that are essential to a healthy local cultural ecosystem.

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Creative places - supporting your local creative economy

Creativity has a role to play in shaping our response to climate change, globalisation and technological innovation – and in enabling the economy and society to ‘bounce forwards’ from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cultural strategy in a box

Culture is who we are. It is our heritage and future. It is how we live our lives and express our identities. It is art, music, film, fashion, design, even gaming. But it is much more: it is what defines us and how we are changing. For local authorities, culture can be viewed as part of the glue that brings and keeps our communities together.

Culture-led regeneration achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

Culture-led regeneration: achieving inclusive and sustainable growth

The LGA Culture, Tourism and Sport Board commissioned this guide to see how cultural-led generation can be done, so councils across the country can look at examples that work for them and possibly do something similar.

Delivering local solutions for public library services

Delivering local solutions for public library services

Written for all councillors who have an interest in supporting the development of public library services, this guide will take you through the how and why of transformation in your area.

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