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LGA statement: self-isolation exemptions guidance
Hot weather – information for councils
Build back local: read our 2021 conference publication
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.”
Water safety should start in the classroom – LGA
“Ahead of the first ever World Drowning Prevention Day, it is more important than ever to highlight the need to be aware of water safety."
Stroud District Council: 2030 Strategy - limiting, adapting, recovering and responding in a changing climate
Stroud District Council's comprehensive strategy and plan, unanimously adopted in March 2021 drives progress on their commitment to a carbon neutral and ecologically resilient 2030.
Cheltenham Borough Council: Zero Partnership
Cheltenham Borough Council formed the Cheltenham Zero Partnership, with charity partner Vision21. The partnership will establish a strong network of businesses, community groups and the public sector to help lead the charge for the borough’s aim for carbon neutrality by 2030.
Cheltenham Borough Council: What gets measured gets managed
Cheltenham are using Salix funding as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) to install a number of sub meters in some of their leisure facilities and listed buildings in order to measure and reduce their energy footprint. The list includes the Pittville Pump Rooms, the leisure centre and their town hall.
North Devon and Torridge Councils: Blue Biosphere Natural Capital Accelerator
Blue Biosphere is a net-zero economic development programme collaborating across Torridge and North Devon to stimulate marine and catchment jobs and raise social mobility through development of Blue Carbon projects, improved fisheries management and marine conservation as well as Blue Growth targeted to deliver high-value jobs to our coastal community.
Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 29 - June 2021
The LGA measures resident satisfaction with councils every three to four months. This report presents the results of the twenty-ninth round of polling conducted in June 2021
LGA Annual Conference 2021: Green light services to address our planetary emergency
The UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November. It will be a critical event for
West Sussex County Council: Supporting the energy transition in West Sussex
West Sussex County Council has a long-standing commitment to action on climate change and has pledged to make the authority carbon neutral by 2030. In the past decade, WSCC has almost halved its carbon emissions and dramatically increased the amount of renewable energy it generates.
A local path to net zero
Councils want to work as partners with government to support and advance on the UK’s net zero target by 2050
Swale Borough Council: Fuel and Water Home Advice Service
When declaring the Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019, Swale Borough Council committed to ensuring the most vulnerable in society were not adversely affected. To help deprived communities save money, improve their energy and water efficiency, and reduce carbon emissions, the Fuel and Water Home Adviser was appointed to work within communities to improve their livelihoods.
Brighton & Hove City Council: Hydrogen Sussex
Brighton & Hove City Council has been a lead player in identifying the potential of green hydrogen in the Greater Brighton City Region, setting up Hydrogen Sussex, a new body which supports and promotes the development of a hydrogen economy.
Considering and meeting the sensory needs of autistic people in housing
Supporting autistic people to flourish at home and beyond
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on permitted development
"The Committee shares our concerns over the quality of homes built under permitted development rights and the adverse impact this could have on our high streets, which councils want to see prosper and thrive, with a vibrant range of uses, including retail, culture, sport and leisure. This is why we would like to see the permitted development right removed."
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