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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
‘Greater focus on health inequalities could be lasting legacy of pandemic’
An interview with Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health, Brent Council
‘The response of colleagues, partners and public has been phenomenal’
An interview with Jennifer Connolly, Director of Public Health, Stockport Council
Political leadership: Mole Valley District Council
Actions taken by Mole Valley District Council after changes to their administration following two elections.
Political leadership: Plymouth City Council
Plymouth City Council's officers have experience of preparing for changes that may arise in the political administration of the council.
Political leadership: Chelmsford City Council
The 2019 election results were a surprise for everyone including the MP. Many felt the change was a response to national issues.
The online abuse of elected women representatives, House of Commons, 20 April 2021
Our sector-led improvement offer includes a series of programmes, campaigns and toolkits to help our membership encourage and support women, and those from other underrepresented groups, to run for political office.
Increasing children’s resilience to mental health issues
Maldon District Council worked on a prototype project to understand the support requirements for school children transitioning from year 6 to year 7. The aim of the project was to identify children who may be going under the radar with unaddressed mental health concerns and would require support in transitioning from primary to secondary school.
A tourist levy: what, where and how
This briefing note looks at the process for introducing a tourism levy by using two pieces of analysis.
Managing the homeless community as we exit lockdown - 11 September 2020
Embedding Operation Luscombe into communities as the UK exits lockdown - Hayley Langmead, Police Constable, Essex Police
Subnational bodies: lessons learned from established and emerging approaches
Economic recovery from COVID-19 - the biggest public health and economic crisis we have faced for generations - will require a multi-tiered systems approach to economic management.
LGA on tougher council powers to tackle businesses flouting COVID-19 rules
Cllr Nesil Caliskan, Chair of the LGA’s Safer and Stronger Communities Board, responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement that councils will be given tougher powers to tackle businesses flouting COVID-19 rules.
County Lines webinar, 9 September 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Havering Council - Children and young people: mental health training and support for schools
Bringing together partners to support a whole school approach to mental health and the development of an online resource setting out information on mental health and suicide prevention training and support for schools. This case study was done jointly with the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and forms part of our suicide prevention resource.
Partnership applications have now closed for phase 8 of One Public Estate and Land Release Funding
Bidding for One Public Estate (OPE) phase 8 closed on 12 November 2020. The current phase, which was launched in September 2020, included a new £10 million funding round for new and existing partnerships to bring forward collaborative public sector property projects.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.