More than 16,000 street parties approved ahead of Jubilee Weekend
Councils across the country are pulling out all the stops to help communities celebrate the upcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend with thousands of street party applications approved across England.
Avoid illegal dog sellers this Christmas, councils warn
"Buying pets from licensed sellers ensures the animals meet certain regulations and will have come from safe conditions. It also means that the seller can be traced if any issues arise after purchase."
LGA: Extend outbreak funding as part of Plan B to protect local contact tracing support
Councils across the country continue to lead the local fight against the pandemic. However, the Government’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund is set to end in March 2022, which poses a threat to councils' ability to ramp-up efforts in response to the Omicron variant.
LGA response to DfE consultation: National Skills Fund
The DfE sought views on how remaining National Skills Funding could be used to help more people benefit from the new publicly funded level 3 qualifications offer, skills bootcamps and how it can meet critical skills needs. This LGA response considers the view of local authorities – councils and combined authorities – as place shapers and leaders and adult learning providers.
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of local authorities: Year 3 Q1 update
Pennine Lancashire Consortium of Local Authorities plan to test planning powers to restrict food retailers that do not offer healthier options and test a range of levers to incentivise existing retailers to improve their offer, whilst supporting elected members and community grassroots movements.