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Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022

Overview of the toolkit Jo Wall, Strategic Director, Local Partnerships Rachel Toresen-Owuor, Programme Director, Local Partnerships Local Adaptation

Climate Adaptation Toolkit, 20 January 2022

Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures

Drug and alcohol treatment, tackling obesity and health visiting are among the vital frontline services at risk of being cut back or closing altogether, unless government urgently sets out public health funding for the next year.

News

Public health services at risk amid funding uncertainty and Omicron pressures

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit

"Councils have a vital role to play helping to improve local communities’ connectivity. During the pandemic, communities have been reliant on having a fast and reliable broadband connection to support home working, access to services and to keep friends and family in touch."

LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report into Project Gigabit

House of Commons debate – Role of developers, housebuilders, and management companies in new homes January 2022

To meet the Government’s aspirations for the build out of new homes to help deliver 300,000 new homes per year, the Government needs to provide councils with the tools to encourage and oblige developers to build out sites with permission in a swift and timely manner.

House of Commons debate – Role of developers, housebuilders, and management companies in new homes January 2022

Reducing littering in the New Forest – a behavioural insights project

New Forest District Council commissioned social research agency Social Engine to work with them to develop a new approach to tackle littering in the New Forest. By displaying novel communications on advertising trailers at three sites, and dispensing rubbish bags, the intervention reduced litter by 10.8 tonnes (29 per cent) in one month and saved an estimated £10,000 in waste collection costs.

Case Study

Reducing littering in the New Forest – a behavioural insights project

Forest of Dean: Building bridges between the community, businesses and local government for sustainable growth

Founded by the Forest of Dean District Council in 2018, the Forest Economic Partnership (FEP) is an award-winning voluntary community partnership with the vision of making the Forest of Dean a vibrant and thriving place to live, work, study and do business. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, plays or studies in the Forest of Dean District or is interested in participating in FEP’s activities. FEP’s mission is to deliver a thriving economy in the Forest of Dean District by connecting businesses, councils, people, ideas and resources.

Forest of Dean: Building bridges between the community, businesses and local government for sustainable growth

Bulletin 78 on teachers' pensions

Welcome to the December 2021 issue of the bi-monthly bulletin from the LGA’s Teachers’ Pensions team. The bulletin will update you on LGA’s work on

Bulletin 78 on teachers' pensions