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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
LGA responds to BPPA statement on reopening of pubs
“It is up to individuals and businesses to make sure they act responsibly and safely, including maintaining social distancing. Councils will be working with police, businesses and other partners to ensure existing and new requirements are complied with."
LGA responds to Which? report on support for vulnerable people to access food
"We urge anybody who is struggling with access to food, whether they are part of the shielded cohort or vulnerable for other reasons, to contact their local council who will be able to help put in place arrangements to support them."
LGA responds to launch of second phase of independent review into drugs misuse
"Working with government alongside local NHS, community groups and other partners, councils want to ensure everyone gets the support they need wherever possible."
Spotlight on Learning Through Crisis webinar, 30 June 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Spotlight on Green Reset webinar, 1 July 2020
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Keir Starmer MP | 1 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party and Cllr Nick Forbes CBE, Leader, LGA Labour Group and Senior Vice-Chair, LGA.
LGA responds to Barnado's report on foster care
"Councils continue to do an excellent job ensuring that children have access to support despite the difficulties experienced during the coronavirus pandemic."
LGA responds to shielding guidance announcement
"This announcement provides some much-needed clarity on a planned return to normal life for those whose lives have been completely changed by the impact of coronavirus."
Care home support plans: a national overview
Councils submitted to Government on 29 May 2020 a care capacity tracker detailing care homes’ self-identified levels of access to support, and a covering letter setting out how the council and their local health partners are supporting the sector. These slides summarise some of the key features of these submissions, alongside a short selection of examples of how this support is being provided.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to new construction industry measures
"We are pleased the Government has acted on our call for an extension of the time given to commence planning permissions that would otherwise lapse."
Reopening & revitalising Selby: a town centre checklist
In summer 2020, Selby District Council faced the challenge of combining the immediate requirements for reopening Selby town centre as part of COVID 19 recovery planning, with delivering existing long-term priorities for revitalisation.
Say it with flowers: reopening Leamington Spa town centre
The successful post-COVID 19 reopening of town and city centres requires the creative reimagining and promotion of safe and welcoming public spaces. Royal Leamington Spa is an example of a town taking such an approach, through a creative collaboration between Warwickshire County Council, Warwick District Council, Royal Leamington Spa Town Council and BID Leamington
'Councils are at the forefront of this now'
Helen Atkinson, Director of Public Health, Portsmouth City Council.
'The battle has not been won'
Jason Strelitz, Director of Public Health, Newham Council.
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