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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
Must Know: Treatment and recovery for people with drug or alcohol problems
The purpose of this guide, developed in partnership with Public Health England, is to raise awareness about drug and alcohol related harms and empower councillors by providing an introduction to treatment and recovery services, key considerations, signposting to useful resources, as well as any questions you need to ask to support effective decision making.
Together towards net zero: Looking towards COP26
In this latest podcast episode, we discuss how our partnerships are looking to the future, and the impact their projects may have in a national and global context. Two of our partnerships are joining us, from South Gloucestershire Council and the University of West of England, and the London Borough of Lambeth and London South Bank University.
LGA responds to National Disability Strategy
“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to ensure that councils have the necessary funding to achieve real and lasting change for disabled people."
Council employees’ improved pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase
The Elections Bill
The Elections Bill introduces new provisions for and amends existing electoral law with the aim of making UK elections more secure, modern, inclusive and transparent.
LGA responds to Beating Crime Plan
“We are pleased to see the planned extension of Project Adder, and it is good to see anti-social behaviour recognised as an issue to be tackled in this plan."
LGA responds to latest suicide statistics and reports
“Every suicide is a tragedy and it is worrying that today’s analysis has shown particularly high rates among males and in certain age groups, including a long-term increase in under-25s."
LGA responds to PAC report on government housing policy
"Councils fully support the aspiration of people wanting to buy their own home and helping those that want to buy to be able to. However not everybody is ready to buy, and councils need to be able to ensure a mix of homes and tenures are available in their local area, including homes for sale, social homes and other affordable homes."
Widening participation in cycling from Haringey Lib Dem Group
Each council area is different but you may find the following draft motion from Lib Dem colleagues in Haringey of interest.
Coping with university outbreaks and the changing tier arrangements
An interview with David Regan, Director of Public Health, Manchester City Council
'I feel we finally have some levers to pull'
Dr Sandra Husbands, Director of Public Health, Hackney Council and City of London Corporation
'There is so much more councils could do'
Professor Derek Ward, Director of Public Health, Lincolnshire County Council
'Collaboration key to tackling coronavirus outbreak'
Amanda Healy, Director of Public Health, Durham County Council
'So much is happening now - pace of change is challenging'
Sarah Scott, Director of Public Health, Gloucestershire County Council
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