We know councils across the country are currently receiving calls for changes to the names of estates and streets and the removal of statues - alongside objections to such proposals.

Building cohesive communities is central to councils’ role as leaders of place. Whether or not a proposed change takes place, councils want to ensure community cohesion is maintained and enhanced as a result. We have produced an advice note to help councils work to ensure all sections of the community feel heard by decision-makers and each other. We hope you find this helpful.

The LGA stands with all of our councils in the UK, and across the world, in all of your work to tackle racism which has no place in our communities and lives.

Responding to calls for public realm changes 

The University of Bristol has produced a detailed policy briefing which members may find useful.