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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
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A local path to net zero
Gloucester City Council: Renewable Energy
In December 2020 Gloucester City Council set a target to ensure its estates are net zero by 2030. They applied for Salix funding to carry out a project at a sports centre, known for its high operational emissions.
Forest of Dean District Council: Council Office Decarbonisation
Forest of Dean District Council is implementing a range of measures to decarbonise its Coleford office building, including installing a solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery storage system and replacing existing lighting with LEDs. The project aims to demonstrate how decarbonising assets and operations can be economically viable and deliver long-term financial benefits to organisations.
Forest of Dean District Council: Climate Emergency Community Partnership
Forest of Dean Climate Action is a climate emergency community partnership that is currently being established to coordinate a district wide community-based response to the climate emergency. It will bring together communities, businesses and organisations from across the district to deliver community led climate action through collaboration, empowerment and knowledge sharing, with the imperative of driving the district to become carbon neutral by 2030.
Swindon Borough Council: Sustainable travel
Swindon Borough Council has developed a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) that has helped secure the creation and maintenance of travel plans for new education, workplace, and residential developments. It obligates developers to fund initiatives through payment of a significant travel plan contribution to the council for it to resource implementation, or payment of a bond which repaid when the developer fulfils their obligations.
Wiltshire Council: Community Environmental Toolkit
The Wiltshire Community Environmental Toolkit has been developed by Wiltshire Council in partnership with Natural England to allow communities to take the lead in defining and restoring biodiversity in their community.
Understanding the challenges facing Tamworth town centre
As part of the LGA's economic growth advisers support offer, Didobi and Rise Associates were commissioned to support Tamworth Borough Council in overcoming challenges to make the environment more conducive to investment and lay the foundations for transformative change of their high street.
LGA responds to launch of UK Health Security Agency
“Public health teams in councils have been at the forefront of the tremendous local response to the pandemic and we look forward to working with the new UK Health Security Agency.”
COVID-19 Mentally healthier conditions for councillors and communities part two
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COVID-19 Mentally healthier conditions for councillors and communities part one
Local Economic Recovery Planning
The LGA commissioned Social Finance to produce this good practice guidance for councils to develop and improve local economic recovery plans
LGA responds to APPG on Loneliness inquiry
“As this report makes clear - long-term, sustainable funding for councils is needed so they can tackle this urgent public health issue.”
LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference 2021: Rising to the challenge, 23 March 2021
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Local government workforce summary data - March 2021
LGA/ADPH Annual Public Health Conference 2021: Rising to the challenge parts 1 and 2, 23 March 2021
Presentations part 1 Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI Public opinion and the pandemic - Five things we’ve learned Professor Linda Bauld, Bruce
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