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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
Supporting rough sleepers at a time of national crisis, 22 September 2021
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LGA responds to Royal College of Psychiatrists report on children’s mental health
“The pandemic has exacerbated existing mental health issues among children but even before this, the number of children referred to mental health services soared by nearly 60 per cent between 2017/18 and 2019/20. "
LGA responds to Kerslake Commission report on ending rough sleeping
“Councils stand ready to work with government to realise its ambition of ending rough sleeping by the end of this Parliament. For that to happen, the Government must use the forthcoming Spending Review to announce a cross-departmental homelessness prevention strategy."
Labour Party Annual Conference 2021
The Labour Party will be holding its annual Conference in Brighton, from Saturday 25 September to Wednesday 29 September 2021.
LGA responds to new Swim England report warning that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost by the end of the decade
"The findings in this report adds to our own recently published evidence highlighting that 72 per cent of schools rely on public swimming pools to teach children how to swim and water safety skills making them essential for delivering the national curriculum."
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."
Silver: Conference lunches and refreshments
Lunch and refreshment breaks are key networking opportunities for all delegates and would provide a sponsor with the opportunity to emphasise its organisation’s services or products in a more informal setting.
List your fringe in the conference handbook, on the conference website and conference app.
Effective delivery of strategic sites: Fareham
Fareham Borough Council (FBC) dedicated an entire section of their local plan to policies related to the delivery of Welborne Garden Village, known as the ‘Welborne Plan’, in recognition of its strategic importance to delivering growth in the Borough.
Effective delivery of strategic sites: South Cambridgeshire
The site is now a strategic allocation made in the adopted South Cambridge local plan in September 2018 (Policy SS/6) for Waterbeach New Town, for approximately 8,000 to 9,000 new homes.
Effective delivery of strategic sites: Peterborough (Hamptons)
Following the closure of the brickworks and brickfields in the 1980s the brownfield site was designated as a replacement site for the fourth planned ‘township’ of the Peterborough New Town in the 1980s.
Effective delivery of strategic sites: Association of South Essex Local Authorities
The Strategic Growth Locations Study (SGLS) was prepared to establish a level of understanding of the potential for growth change and investment across a South Essex, a diverse geography facing considerable challenges in meeting growth needs.
Effective delivery of strategic sites: Milton Keynes Strategy for 2050
As part of the preparation for the new city of Milton Keynes reaching its half century, the Milton Keynes Futures 2050 Commission - a group of nine individuals, chaired by the Vice Chair of Cranfield University, with other commissioners being either experts in their fields or local champions - produced a series of reports entitled ‘Milton Keynes: Making a Great City Greater’.
Effective delivery of strategic sites: Birmingham
As one of the largest development sites in the City, the decision to release the land from the Green Belt for approximately 6,000 homes was driven by the council’s desire to create new communities with all supporting infrastructure.
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