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Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
Open call for photographs for COP26 exhibition stand
The National Children and Adult Services (NCAS) Conference 2021
Cheshire West and Chester Council: Enhancing health, tackling climate change
Cheshire’s Natural Health Service uses the best of the county’s green space assets to help tackle recognised local health inequalities. This initiative builds on the growing body of evidence that activities in the natural environment can have a significant impact on keeping people healthy.
City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council: ‘Virtual Bradford’ – an open digital twin for the City of Bradford
Digital twins are an excellent tool that can be used to create what-if scenarios and enable data-driven decision making, which will be explored by the Council and others.
North East Lincolnshire Council: Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire, supporting businesses and SME’s in their carbon saving journey in challenging times
Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire is a £8.5 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Salix part funded project, providing ‘one stop shop’ free advice and grants for small/medium businesses (SMEs) and public buildings to boost renewable energy use and lower carbon emissions.
Building more gender equal workplaces, 17 September 2021
Download the presentations from this event.
LGA responds to HMICFRS report on violence against women and girls
"Councils are determined to help tackle violence against women and girls in our local communities, and work alongside police, the NHS, and charities to make sure we do all we can to protect women and girls from all forms of abuse."
Childhood obesity trailblazer assembly, 15-16 September 2021
LGA responds to latest sexually transmitted infections data
LGA responds to Public Health England’s annual sexually transmitted infections (STI) data for 2020, which show a decline in the number of people attending and testing positive for STIs.
LGA responds to latest suicides statistics
"Suicide prevention is a public health priority for local government and every council has a suicide prevention plan in place."
Reducing Plastic Waste, House of Commons Debate, 8 September 2021
Councils and households are working together to increase recycling rates, with plastic packaging collected by councils doubling over the past decade. Councils are ready to take on the challenge of improving recycling rates further.
Transitional safeguarding learning event: ‘bridging the gap’, 8 September 2021
Research in Practice ‘Bridging the Gap: Transitional Safeguarding Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice Practical ways how social workers can
Corporate Peer Challenge: Cambridgeshire County Council
Feedback report - 15,19-22 July 2021.
Councils support local businesses to take advantage of international trade opportunities
The report, which was commissioned by the LGA and produced by Value Adage with support from the Department of International Trade, finds that nearly 6.5 million jobs in the UK are reliant on our ability to export abroad, with firms in London and the south east having the highest number of export-supported jobs.
Effective delivery of strategic sites (accessible version)
There are a number of ‘stages’ in the planning process, and this Toolkit is structured to take you through each stage of these in turn.
Councils' role in supporting the exports industry
The exporting industry is complex and difficult to navigate. The Local Government Association (LGA) has therefore commissioned this guide to provide a resource to councils looking to support local firms to increase their level of exports.
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