The LGA's media office provides the national voice of local government in England and Wales on the major issues of the day for national, regional and local press.
"Councils want to work with government on a child-centred, cross-government pandemic recovery plan which offers the very best future for children and families."
The Local Government Association has today launched a ground-breaking new online resource to map national employment and skills provision in every local authority in England.
"Childhood obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges we face, made all the more difficult by the impact of the pandemic on children’s activities and lifestyles."
"This vaccine rollout extension will help bear down on transmission and case rates, which are still worryingly high in parts of the country, despite recent trends."
Nearly 700,000 new green jobs could be created by 2030 if councils are given a greater role in local job creation, the Local Government Association sets out today.
The LGA’s survey found 40 per cent of residents trusted their council most to address the climate emergency, followed by the Government (28 per cent) and world leaders (15 per cent).
"Tackling violence against women and girls and ensuring everyone can enjoy public spaces and venues at night as we return to a vibrant night-time economy is a top priority for local authorities."
Investment in bus services is urgently needed if councils are to reduce car journeys, lower carbon emissions and help the UK work towards its net zero goal by 2050 or earlier.
"This latest report on the severe shortage of homes in some areas of the country underlines the chronic need to build more social housing where it is most needed and the role councils need to be able to play to tackle this crisis."
"If you plan on having a home display, check to confirm the fireworks you buy have a CE safety mark on them and use them as instructed in the safety instructions."
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