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Coronavirus: information for councils
New podcast episode: Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
LGA responds to High Court Judgement on holding online and hybrid council meetings
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
Driving efficiency in the delivery of Green Homes Grant LAD2 projects, Tuesday 4 May 2021
View the presentation slides from this virtual event.
Leadership Academy impact survey 2019-2020
Leadership Academic impact survey results show it improved the ability of most councillors to carry out their role.
Leadership Essentials impact survey 2019-20
Findings from an impact survey sent to delegates of the 2019/20 Leadership Essentials programme.
Template press release: Lib Dems slam exaggerated Tory boasts on [AREA] police funding as ‘smoke and mirrors’
This template press release is for you to use in response to local Conservative press releases about “[AREA] Police set to receive an additional £XXX million”.
Effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on early years settings, House of Commons, 12 January 2021
In our Child-centred recovery report, we highlight how effective, high quality early years provision makes a difference to young children, helping to break the cycle of disadvantage, improving social mobility and offering them a good start in life. Early years providers have continued to support children throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
LGA responds to latest test and trace figures
"Councils know their communities best, with nearly 9 in 10 setting up contact tracing teams across the country to work with the national system and successfully find many hard-to-reach cases, while also helping to ensure as many people as possible can get vaccinated."
Re-thinking local government finance – Part I, 7 January 2021
Presentations for this event are available here.
Libraries advocacy webinar: Economic renewal, Monday 11 January 2021
Suffolk libraries - Bruce Leeke, Chief Executive and Krystal Vittles, Head of Service Delivery, Suffolk Libraries Hull libraries strategy - Michelle
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole CP Council Equality Action Commission Group
An example of a council led cross party and joint community stakeholder group aimed at improving the way the council works with and supports Black Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals and communities in its area.
LGA statement on lockdown business grant funding
“Councils continue to work tirelessly to support communities and businesses through this crisis. This includes distributing more than £11 billion to 880,000 small businesses through previous grant schemes last year."
COVID-19 vaccinations: supporting the roll out, Monday 21 December 2020 - Q&As
View the results of the Question and Answer session from this webinar.
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