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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.
South Cambridgeshire District Council Zero Carbon Strategy
South Cambridgeshire District Council set out a wide-ranging zero carbon strategy, outlining the many ways in which it is encouraging, supporting and influencing action on climate change in the district.
Lambeth's future fit schools
To get their estate to net zero by 2030 and prepare the borough for the impact of the climate crisis, Lambeth council have created a ‘future fit’ package for schools. This package consists of several projects, which reduce the schools’ carbon footprints, prepare them to be climate resilient, and protect school children from air pollution.
Cumbria County Council: Chosen to pilot the national Local Nature Recovery Strategy
Cumbria was named as one of five pilot areas to receive a share of a £1 million fund from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) in August 2020 to develop a draft Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) pilot.
Cumbria County Council: LED streetlights
Since 2014, Cumbria County Council has invested £12.9 million in its LED Street Lighting replacement and improvement programme, replacing over 45,000 streetlights with more efficient and cost-effective LED technology.
Cumbria County Council agrees ambitious Carbon Management Strategy
In November 2020, Cumbria County Council’s Cabinet unanimously agreed the council’s first Carbon Management Strategy which sets out how they will respond to the international, national and regional aspiration to achieve a low/net zero carbon economy by 2050.
Hazlemere Parish Council/Buckinghamshire Unitary Council: BEE SQUARED
In Hazlemere, the council and residents are determined to stop the decline of pollinators and help their wonderful natural friends. Bees are vital to both pollinate the food we need to survive and pollinate many of the trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife.
South Cambridgeshire District Council: Zero Carbon Communities grant scheme
The grant scheme provides an annual round of funding for projects on themes such as active travel (cycling, walking, public transport), energy efficiency improvements to community buildings, shifts to lower carbon diets, planting trees and recycling. The wider programme provides workshops, forums and an e-bulletin for networking and sharing of good practice and ideas.
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 30 - October 2021
The LGA measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the thirtieth round of polling conducted in October 2021.
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