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LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
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A local path to net zero
“COVID-19 has cruelly exposed and exacerbated the many social and health problems which existed before the pandemic, that need to be urgently addressed as part of our national recovery."
Housing crisis: Over 4,500 classrooms worth of children stuck in temporary accommodation over summer holidays
The number of children spending the summer holidays in temporary accommodation would fill more than 4,500 classrooms, underlining the need to build more social housing, say councils.
As pupils have broken up from school, 119,830 children in England will be living in temporary accommodation during the end-of-year break, according to latest government figures.
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Councils have a significant role to play in tackling the climate emergency. Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK's net zero target by 2050.
LGA submission: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling and Walking inquiry on Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy 2
Local government is ambitious to do more to accelerate a shift to cycling and walking and where possible, making it the first choice for mode of journey in every community. As each place is different, both in terms of local economic profile, demographics, geography, topography and existing infrastructure, a locally determined approach to investment will deliver the best outcomes.
City of York Council: Zero Carbon Homes Programme
A new build housing programme with all homes built to achieve zero carbon in use. The homes in the programme will be built to Passivhaus certification, ensuring high thermal efficiency. Residual minor heating requirements and hot water will be provided via air source heat pumps, with all other electricity usage offset by roof mounted solar PV panels.
Warwick District Council: Carbon reduction upgrades for Section 106 affordable housing in Bishops Tachbrook
The Council has purchased 20 Section 106 affordable housing plots as part of consented residential scheme in the village of Bishops Tachbrook. The budget for the purchase of these plots included over £200,000 towards the delivery of a climate upgrade specification.
National Employers for local government services: chief officer pay July 2021
Officers’ Side Secretary
JNC for Chief Officers of Local Authorities
Mary Turner House, 22 Stephenson Way
National Employers for local government services: Local Government Pay July 2021
View the letter regarding the local government pay negotiations for 2021.
Local flood risk management
Information about roles and responsibilities relating to the Flood and Water Management Act.
National Employers for local government services: Chief Executive Pay July 2021
Officers’ Side Secretary
JNC for Chief Executives of Local Authorities
27 July 2021
CHIEF EXECUTIVE PAY 2021
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National Employers for local government services: Craftworkers Pay July 2021
View the response regarding the Trade Union Side’s pay claim.
LGA responds to the return of Parkrun events
“Our public parks and green spaces are some of our most cherished local services that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds, and as one of the largest providers of these facilities councils are committed to ensuring these spaces continue to be accessible for everyone.”
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