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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to rough sleeping figures
Behaviour change and the environment
LGA responds to PAC report on managing flood risks
"We are pleased the inquiry highlights the need for better understanding of whether funding to each local authority matches the level of flood risk it faces."
LGA responds to NAO report on reducing carbon emissions from cars
With longer-term certainty of funding and sufficient access to independent expert support, councils can help motorists switch to zero emission vehicles to achieve the Government's 2050 target.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Councils, working closely with central government, have put in a monumental effort since the start of the pandemic and the Everyone In initiative to rapidly get the vast majority of people sleeping rough off the streets and into safe and suitable accommodation."
Local authority youth services, 24 February 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
LGA responds to NHS Providers briefing on the future of public health
“We support the Government’s previous review which concluded that responsibility for public health services rightly belongs with councils, but that there also needs to be much stronger joint commissioning of these services between local government and the NHS."
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham Council can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it. The council needs councillors who are capable, energetic and engaged, with a commitment to local people and a passion for change.
Achieving the economies of scale for electric vehicles: the critical role of EV charging infrastructure - Adrian del Maestro, Strategy & director, Energy, Utilities and Resources
"If the UK is to retain its pioneering achievements in the corporate sector and the UK government is to deliver on its net zero ambitions, fleet electrification will need to be successful".
Legal literacy: safeguarding people experiencing homelessness, 15 February 2021
Community Testing in Boston
Boston Borough Council worked with Lincolnshire County Council’s public health team and the Department of Health and Social Care, to set up two ‘rapid’ community testing sites in Boston to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 in residents who are asymptomatic.
COVID-19: lessons from school testing (Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham)
At the end of 2020, Star Academies undertook pilots of daily COVID-19 testing in three of their schools (in Lancashire, Manchester and Birmingham).
Action on Climate in Teignbridge: Conversations make a difference
ACT emphasise the importance of having trusted people, including local councillors, for residents to speak to.
Bath & North East Somerset Council: Lean on partners’ campaigns
Recognising the council cannot do it alone, the communications team is amplifying its reach through committed and enthusiastic partners.
Oxford City Council: Mobilise residents in climate emergency
OCC is using the evidence-based recommendations from its 2019 Citizens’ Assembly to steer their approach to climate change.
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