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Test and Trace scam alert issued by councils

The Local Government Association says councils have received reports of fraudsters attempting to exploit the system through bogus phone calls, emails and text messages which ask for bank card details to cover the cost of the testing kit. The genuine NHS service is free.

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LGA responds to RNLI plans to increase lifeguard patrols

“It is reassuring to know that lifeguard provision will increase as this country faces what could be its busiest ever summer beach season, with many schools closed and restrictions on travel abroad."

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LGA responds to funding announcement for domestic violence charities

"Councils can’t tackle domestic abuse alone. To help prepare for an expected surge in demand for support from victims as lockdown measures ease, we would like the Government to engage more with police, councils and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner and to create a Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy for England and Wales."

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to £300 million test and trace announcement

Cllr Ian Hudspeth responds to the announcement of £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support the new test and trace service.

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Coronavirus: councils issue beach safety warning

People are being urged to think carefully before considering travelling to a beach this weekend and to check it is open and safe to visit.

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Coronavirus: LGA responds to mobile testing unit announcement

“With greater capacity to deliver more tests, the Government should prioritise those at most risk, including staff who work in care homes and support the most vulnerable."

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LGA responds to introduction of Domestic Abuse Bill to Parliament

"Tackling domestic abuse is an issue that councils take very seriously and it is good to see the legal definition of it widened to support more prosecution cases and help more victims of this despicable crime."

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LGA responds to Government consultation proposal to protect public spaces from terror attacks

“Councils are determined to keep their communities safe and already take advice from the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure on how to best protect their public spaces."

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LGA responds to funding announced for domestic abuse refuge services

“With long-term, sustainable funding, councils can work with the Government and partners to further safeguard individuals and families from the physical and psychological harm of domestic abuse and prevent it happening in the first place.”

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Retailers need to stop selling knives, councils urge

“Ahead of the forthcoming Budget we want to work with government to ensure councils have enough funding to tackle illegal knife sales and help protect people from harm, and revitalise youth services as part of a public health approach to tackling serious violence, including knife crime.”