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LGA and Women’s Aid: ‘Look out for signs of domestic abuse this Christmas period’
People need to look out for common signs of domestic abuse this Christmas with domestic abuse-related crimes representing a higher percentage of all crimes in December than the rest of the year, the Local Government Association and Women’s Aid warn today.
House of Commons debate, The role of local councils in levelling up, 8 December 2021
The anticipated Levelling-Up White Paper presents an opportunity to reset the relationship between central and local government and put councils at the heart of delivering the Government’s ambitious programme to improve opportunities in all parts of the country.
Broxtowe Borough Council: Reinventing Beeston Town Centre
Broxtowe Borough Council has launched a new mixed-use leisure development in Beeston, Nottingham. The development features an Arc Cinema Complex with plans in place for three new food and drink retail outlets and is aimed at bolstering the visitor economy and night-time economy to encourage people to live and work in Beeston. It is hailed as a model for the post COVID-19 revival of the UK’s town centres for playing its part in “community wealth building”.
The LGA Cyber Challenge
From January to March 2022 we will be piloting this new 'challenge' to encourage councils to explore their cyber security culture – sharing fresh perspectives in a safe, friendly and constructive environment. We are seeking expressions of interest from councils, councillors and council officers to take part in the challenge as participating councils or as peers.
LGA responds to Sport England’s new implementation plan for 2022-25
This is an exciting plan that will enable the right support and funding to be directed to places that need it most, in a collaborative and targeted way. This includes opening up funding opportunities for small community organisations which often play a vital role within their communities.
Public-private partnerships for growth, 2 December 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA launches online tool to map employment and skills provision
The Local Government Association has today launched a ground-breaking new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.
Mapping national employment and skills provision
This project sets out to help local authorities across England build a better understanding of how employment and skills provision, which can seem a complex and fragmented, is commissioned and delivered.
Pedicabs (London) Bill: Second Reading House of Commons, 19 November 2021
Currently, pedicabs are exempt from the regulations which cover taxis and private hire vehicles. They do not need a licence to operate, are able to set their own prices and are not subject to checks on the safety and ability of their drivers, or the road worthiness of their vehicles
Councils will be at the forefront of efforts to reach green targets
Written by LGA Chairman James Jamieson, this article was published in The Times on 12 November 2021 and is re-published here with permission.
Supplier payments over £500 | October 2021
Supplier payments over £500 | October 2021
LGA responds to latest NCMP statistics on overweight and obese children
"Childhood obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges we face, made all the more difficult by the impact of the pandemic on children’s activities and lifestyles."
LGA responds to booster vaccines for those aged 40-49 and second doses for 16 to 17 year olds
"This vaccine rollout extension will help bear down on transmission and case rates, which are still worryingly high in parts of the country, despite recent trends."
Winchester City Council: Community and parish climate engagement
Winchester City Council has been working with Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) and the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to support the development of climate action hubs across the Winchester district.
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