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Eight in 10 say it is important to have a say on all housing in their local area
LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Local flood risk management
A local path to net zero
Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
LGA submission: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking inquiry on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2
Local government is ambitious to do more to accelerate a shift to cycling and walking and where possible, making it the first choice for mode of journey in every community. As each place is different, both in terms of local economic profile, demographics, geography, topography and existing infrastructure, a locally determined approach to investment will deliver the best outcomes.
LGA responds to Sport in our Communities select committee report
"This report rightly recognises that local government is at the forefront of providing facilities, supporting both formal and informal opportunities for activities, and accessible to all members of the community."
LGA responds to appointment of new NHS England Chief Executive
"Amanda Pritchard is a highly respected and experienced senior leader in the NHS and her appointment comes at a crucial time, not only in our recovery from the pandemic, but also during an ambitious transformation agenda being taken forward in the Health and Care Bill."
A local-national partnership to deliver low-carbon infrastructure, 29 July 2021
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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."
Hot weather – information for councils
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
‘Don’t put lives at risk’: Councils issue COVID-19 heatwave warning
The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England, said people should think carefully before travelling to beaches, parks and other public places and to get in the habit of checking they are safe to visit, following our reaching of step 4 of the Government’s roadmap.
Tree management and woodland creation webinar
In this webinar, speakers from The Tree Council explained why tree management matters, representatives from Defra and the Forestry Commission discussed new opportunities including the England Woodland Creation Offer and the Local Authority Treescapes Fund, and there was a presentation on the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
The role of councils in improving access to affordable credit and financial services for low-income households
This guide offers councils ideas and experience to enable them to make the best use of available resources, maximise the effectiveness and value of their local approaches and to ensure that they are well placed to drive forward positive change in the provision of affordable and responsible finance, for the people and communities that need it the most.
Thriving nature for people and planet
"Thriving nature is fundamental to our health and happiness. That’s why nature’s recovery must be a priority as we take steps to recover from the pandemic."
Priorities for COP26, House of Commons, 22 July 2021
Local government plays a leading role in accelerating the shift towards achieving net zero carbon. With nearly two thirds of councils in England aiming to be carbon neutral 20 years before the national target, councils are well placed to support Government to meet its net zero carbon ambitions by 2050.
Early years education funding - House of Commons, 21 July 2021
Good quality early education makes a difference to children’s lives. Pre-school has almost as much impact on a child’s education achievement as primary school does – and the impact is even greater for those at risk of developing learning difficulties. Recent policy changes have extended the reach of early education to more children and for longer. They have also supported more parents into work, or to work more hours.
Managing carers in the workplace, Tuesday 20 July 2021
Carers’ rights Maggie Steven, Senior Advisor and Deputy Area Director, ACAS Carers experiences throughout COVID-19 and how employers can support
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