Group Leader's weekly bulletins

Find here the regular bulletins shared by the LGA Independent Group Leader, Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, on the topical issues affecting our members. We always welcome your contributions and good practice so do get in touch if you have any comments on the issues raised in Marianne’s bulletins.


2019

Welcome New Councillors – Group Leader’s Comment – 12 July 2019
International Women's Day - Group Leader's Comment- 8 March 2019
Parliamentary Independent Group – Group Leader’s Comment – 22 February 2019
Engagement and Communication - Group Leader's Comment - 15 February 2019
Resources and waste strategy for England - Group Leader's Comment - 8 February 2019
Brexit - Group Leader's Comment - 1 February 2019
Group Executive - Group Leader's Comment - 25 January 2019
New Clean Air Strategy - Group Leader's Comment - 18 January 2019
NHS Long Term Plan - Group Leader's Comment - 11 January 2019
New Year Message – Group Leader’s Comment – 4 January 2019
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2018

New waste and recycling strategy - Group Leader's Comment - 21 December 2018
Vote100 – Group Leader’s Statement – 14 December 2018
Independent Group Conference - Group Leader's comment - 30 November 2018
Adult social care green paper - Group Leader's comment - 16 November 2018
Peer support - Group Leader's comment - 9 November 2018
The Budget - Group Leader's comment - 2 November 2018
Brexit update - Group Leader's comment - 26 October 2018
Party conferences - Group Leader’s comment – 19 October 2018|
World Mental Health Day - Group Leader’s comment – 12 October 2018
Housing Success - Group Leader’s comment – 5 October 2018
Local Plans - Group Leader's Comment - 28 September 2018
Members briefing day - Group Leader's comment - 14 September 2018
The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing - Group Leader's comment - 7 September 2018 
Air quality and sustainable transport - Group Leader's comment - 31 August 2018
LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing - Group Leader's comment - 3 August 2018
What councillors can do about anti-social behaviour - Group Leader's comment - 27 July 2018
Information and development seminars - Group Leader's comment - 20 July 2018
LGA annual conference and exhibition - Group Leader's comment - 16 July 2018
Consultations - Group Leader's comment - 27 April 2018
EU Waste Regulations - Group Leader's comment - 20 April 2018
Elections - Group Leader's comment - 13 April 2018
Children's services - Group Leader's comment - 6 April 2018
The future of farming - Group Leader's comment - 23 March 2018
Spring Budget - Group Leader's comment - 16 March 2018
National Planning Policy Framework - Group Leader's comment - 9 March 2018
Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 - Group Leader's comment - 2 March 2018
Public health - Group Leader's comment - 16 February 2018
New data protection regulations - Group Leader's comment - 9 February 2018
Gender pay gap - Group Leader's comment - 2 February 2018
General Data Protection Regulation - Group Leader's comment - 26 January 2018
Reducing plastic waste - Group Leader's comment - 19 January 2018
Happy New Year! - Group Leader's comment - 12 January 2018

2017

Suffrage pioneers - Group Leader's comment - 22 December 2017
Bright Futures - Group Leader's comment - 15 December 2017
The next phase - Group Leader's comment - 8 December 2017
Councillor power! Group Leader's comment - 1 December 2017
Autumn Budget - Group Leader's comment - 24 November 2017
Still wearing hair shirt - Group Leader's comment - 17 November 2017
The LGA and you - Group Leader's comment - 10 November 2017
The Casey Review - Group Leader's comment - 3 November 2017
Make Votes Matter – Group Leader's comment – 27 October 2017
Children's Services – Group Leader's comment – 20 October 2017
National Children and Adult Services Conference 2017
Housing – Group Leader's comment – 13 October 2017
Adult social care – Group Leader's comment – 6 October 2017
Combining blue light services – Group Leader's comment – 29 September 2017
Autumn Budget Group Leader's Comment – 22 September 2017
Brexit negotiations – Group Leader's comment 15 September 2017
Changes in the office – Group Leader's comment – 8 September 2017
Influencing Government – Group Leader’s comment – 28 July 2017
Women in Local Government – Group Leader’s comment – 21 July 2017
Independent Group at the LGA Annual Conference 2017 – News update 10 July 2017
Independent Group Leadership elections 2017 – News update 4 July 2017
General Election update – News update – 9 June 2017 
Independent Group appointments – News update – 26 May 2017 
Independent Group Elections – News update – 8 May 2017 
Looking ahead - Group Leader's comment - 31 March 2017 
What the Budget means for education – Group Leader's comment – 17 March 2017
Spring Budget 2017 – Group Leader's comment – 8 March 2017
Budget preparations – Group Leader's comment – 17 February 2017     
The Industrial Strategy – Group Leader’s Update – 10 February 2017     
The Housing White Paper - Group Leader's comment - 8 February 2017 
Spring forecast – Group Leader’s update – 30 January 2016 
Broadband – Group Leader’s update – 20 January 2017

2016

Fixing our roads – Group Leader’s update – 13 January 2016