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Darlington: using pies and pints to harness the power of community action

Rather than accepting that fewer financial resources mean poorer services, Darlington has shown that with the right approach, residents can be engaged in a way which not only helps maintain service levels but brings the community together.

Case Study

Darlington: using pies and pints to harness the power of community action

Teignbridge: creating Garden Communities using digital engagement

Two neighbourhoods of Teignbridge District Council were awarded Garden Community Status in 2019. Residents were offered the opportunity to be part of the plans to build vibrant, green neighbourhoods but the pandemic disrupted face-to-face engagement. Determined to involve local people in the project, the council pioneered a set of digital initiatives, the success of which has given Teignbridge Council the confidence to explore other ways to increase resident participation.

Case Study

Teignbridge: creating Garden Communities using digital engagement

Norwich City Council: Solar Together

Norwich City Council notably became the first UK council to run a public reverse public solar auction in 2015, with businesses competing to buy clean power generated by rooftop solar arrays on residential and commercial properties. To date, it has installed more than 4,500 kW of solar capacity across the area, enabling homeowners and businesspeople to benefit from low group purchase prices.

Norwich City Council: Solar Together

LGA modern slavery assurance guidance – construction

Construction supply chains are complex and multi-tiered, supported by complex contractual relationships, significant reliance on subcontracting, the passing of risk down the supply chain and high usage of temporary and transient labour - for these reasons, the risk of exploitation is high.

LGA modern slavery assurance guidance – construction

GM Pension fund must go green

The Greater Manchester Pension Fund must divest from fossil fuels, not only to protect the planet, but to protect the pensions of thousands of people across the region. At the next full meeting of Oldham Council (Wednesday 14 July 2021), the Liberal Democrats will propose a motion to deliver exactly that. 

GM Pension fund must go green

Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting guidance for social care

The LGA webinar, Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting guidance for social care, was organised as part of the LGA’s green webinar series. Local Partnerships were commissioned by the Local Government Association to produce guidance for local authorities on measuring and managing scope three greenhouse gas emissions.

Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting guidance for social care