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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
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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
Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme - learning note: September 2021
The Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme (COTP) is an ambitious programme which aims to support the mobilisation of cross-sector action in localities across England to tackle childhood obesity.
LGA launches Digital Pathfinders Programme
The Local Government Association (LGA) has launched its Digital Pathfinders Programme to help councils innovate and pioneer projects to advance digital inclusion, digital connectivity, and cyber security.
Independent Review of Children’s Social Care Case for Change
The Local Government Association welcomes the independent review of children’s social care, a once in a generation opportunity to ensure that the system is set up, resourced and operating in the best possible way to keep children and young people safe and ensure they can enjoy their lives and fulfil their potential.
Early learning in developing toolkits to tackle childhood obesity - Bradford and Birmingham Trailblazers
This note sets out key lessons on the development of toolkits to tackle childhood obesity drawn from the discussion at an online workshop hosted by the Bradford and Birmingham Trailblazers.
Councillors’ Briefing Day Thursday 9 September 2021
The 2021 Councillors’ Briefing Day will be held as a hybrid meeting at 18 Smith Square and virtually as a Zoom Webinar
Police staff pay 2021 update
Update on the Police Staff Council’s pay negotiations on the Trade Union Side’s pay and conditions claim for 2021.
Climate emergency: LGA poll shows more than nine in 10 residents support increased biodiversity
Ninety-four per cent of residents polled by the Local Government Association want to see increased biodiversity in their area, including the planting of trees and protection of green spaces.
Local service delivery and place-shaping: A framework to support parish and town councils
This document presents a framework for principal councils looking to support parish and town (local) councils to play an increased role in local service delivery and place-shaping. While it is aimed at principal councils, the research has also been steered by interviews and discussion with representatives of the local council sector.
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