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Councils' role supporting the digital skills pipeline
LGA: COVID-19 has created ‘perfect storm’ of health inequalities
The Devolution Hub
Investment in grassroots and community sport facilities integral to capturing Team GB legacy
Investment in sport and leisure facilities, from financial support, to strategic partnership working between central and local government and community organisations is essential in increasing the development of young people, preparing them with vital life skills and healthy habits.
This online resource, alongside our LG Inform forecasts for digital employment, outlines the key roles councils play in supporting local skills progression and highlights a number of successful interventions undertaken to date.
LGA responds to latest drug-related deaths figures
"Every death to drug misuse is a tragedy and councils are absolutely determined to ensure vulnerable people have the right support and treatment, despite the ongoing pressures of the pandemic, as part of their public health and wider responsibilities."
Cornwall Council: Whole House Retrofit Innovation Project
Cornwall is working towards an ambitious target of being Net Zero by 2030 and are finding ways of cutting their carbon footprint, while improving the quality of life of their citizens. Making energy efficiency improvements to existing properties is a key part of their response to tackling the climate emergency.
Gloucestershire County Council: Youth Climate Panel
In May 2019 Gloucestershire County Council joined many other local authorities in declaring a climate emergency. They committed to setting up a Youth Climate Panel so young people could play a key role in informing future plans to bring about a low carbon, resilient and attractive Gloucestershire.
Wiltshire Council: The Salisbury Park Project
The Salisbury River Park project is a collaborative project between Wiltshire Council and the Environment Agency, with support from both the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) and Salisbury City Council to deliver essential flood alleviation and major environmental improvements through the central riverside spine of the historic city of Salisbury.
LGA responds to launch of government adoption strategy
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the LGA's Children and Young People Board, responds to the publication of DfE's Adoption Strategy.
City of York Council: York Community Woodland
City of York Council is creating an extensive community woodland on 78 hectares of land to the West of York with the ambition to plant 50,000 trees by 2023 as a nature based solution to climate change mitigation.
City of York Council: Zero Carbon Homes Programme
A new build housing programme with all homes built to achieve zero carbon in use. The homes in the programme will be built to Passivhaus certification, ensuring high thermal efficiency. Residual minor heating requirements and hot water will be provided via air source heat pumps, with all other electricity usage offset by roof mounted solar PV panels.
Warwick District Council: Carbon reduction upgrades for Section 106 affordable housing in Bishops Tachbrook
The Council has purchased 20 Section 106 affordable housing plots as part of consented residential scheme in the village of Bishops Tachbrook. The budget for the purchase of these plots included over £200,000 towards the delivery of a climate upgrade specification.
National Employers for local government services: chief officer pay July 2021
Officers’ Side Secretary
JNC for Chief Officers of Local Authorities
Mary Turner House, 22 Stephenson Way
National Employers for local government services: Local Government Pay July 2021
View the letter regarding the local government pay negotiations for 2021.
Advisory Bulletin 693 - July 2021
This month’s bulletin deals predominantly with COVID-19 -related issues as various aspects of Government guidance and financial support schemes continue to change.
Local flood risk management
Information about roles and responsibilities relating to the Flood and Water Management Act.
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