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Coronavirus: information for councils
Apply now: Design in the public sector programme 2020
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
'I felt personally responsible when we had a local outbreak'
Dr Shade Agboola, Director of Public Health, Warwickshire County Council.
'The community are our eyes and ears'
Stephen Gunther, Director of Public Health, Walsall Council.
Councillor workbook: Health in All Policies and COVID-19
The workbook is designed to prompt reflection, insight and to identify actions to improve practice and support your work in adapting your approach to population health and the council’s public health resource in the context of COVID-19.
We ended up the 'guinea pigs' for test and trace
Matt Lenny, Director of Public Health, North Somerset Council.
‘The challenges have come thick and fast – and will continue to do so’
Ian Ashworth, Director of Public Health, Cheshire West and Chester Council.
Meat factory outbreak 'taught us a lot'
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Director of Public Health, Kirklees Council.
Local authorities and the public’s mental health
Our place: local authorities and the public’s mental health examines the initiatives of local councils that are rising to the challenge of promoting good mental health and preventing poor mental health in their communities.
CTS improvement support during COVID-19
The challenges of COVID-19 created unanticipated challenges for the culture, tourism and sport sectors.
Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans
On 4 February 2020, the Prime Minister announced that Government is consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time.
Richard Blyth, Head of Policy – Royal Town Planning Institute
A properly resourced and empowered planning system run in places, by places and for places would enable various funding sources to be drawn together to achieve outcomes.
Nigel Riglar, President - Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport
Losing local leadership and democratic oversight will not sit well with local communities if they watch local needs, concerns and accountability trashed.
Frederik Weissenborn - RIBA
When we re-emerge from the pandemic, we must ensure that community engagement is placed at the centre of locally-based placeshaping.
LGA: water safety vital as accidental drownings peak in summer holidays
Children and young people need to be made more aware of the dangers of swimming in open water as the summer holidays get underway.
Improving the private rented sector: case studies
We strongly believe that case studies can help stimulate discussion about the options for tackling the problems in the private rented sector that will improve the health and well-being of tenants.
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