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Open call to councils: COP26 exhibition stand
Housing Advisers Programme
Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment as MHCLG Secretary of State
LGA responds to Children Commissioner’s Big Ask survey
“To respond to what children and young people have told us, we need funding to reinvest in vital universal and early help services, including mental health and wellbeing services for children and young people, and properly resourced holistic family support for families experiencing financial hardship."
LGA responds to Greenpeace green homes ‘revolution’ report
“This report highlights the significant social and economic benefits decarbonising homes and buildings can bring."
TEST FOR MEDIA TEAM number 2
Debate on Project Gigabit and community-led internet service providers, House of Commons, 21 September 2021
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted that broadband is essential infrastructure. Access to fast and reliable broadband connectivity is vital to help communities stay connected, drive inclusive recovery and create quality jobs.
The LGA is holding an exhibition space at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November. We are inviting councils to participate in this day by sending pictures of innovative climate activity in their local areas and communities.
LGA opens bids for Housing Advisers Programme to tackle housing shortage
The programme, which opens for bids today, boosts council capacity through the provision of independent expertise for councils undertaking specific projects to tackle the effects of the housing crisis in local communities – including on housing delivery, planning for homes, and reducing homelessness.
Reducing fire risk in high rise social housing, House of Commons debate, September 2021
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Act and the Building Safety Bill and hope they will be an important step in the right direction. We are however concerned about some of the practicalities of the implementation of new fire safety legislation for both resident safety and local authorities.
LGA: Pandemic recovery could bring £51 billion a year boost to rural and coastal economy
The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, has found that a rise in people ‘staycationing’, population movement away from urban areas and a greater focus on the green economy could all help deliver a £51 billion a year economic boost by 2030 to rural areas.
Securing the future of public sport and leisure services
The LGA alongside the Association for Public Services Excellence (ASPE), and Chief Cultural and Leisure Officers Association (CLOA) consulted with over 250 councils and a wide range of stakeholders to seek their views on what needs to change so that public sport and leisure services can operate sustainably and deliver the best outcomes for communities.
Co-production and Partnership Working
Appendix 1 of main NEOST response
Time line: Opened on the 23 July and closed on 24 August 2021 Responses: 67 responses were received, resulting in a forty-four per cent response rate.
Operational Market Management
This may involve changing the overall approach to commissioning, changing the way particular aspects of care and support are commissioned or
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.