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LGA responds to the return of Parkrun events

“Our public parks and green spaces are some of our most cherished local services that benefit people of all ages and backgrounds, and as one of the largest providers of these facilities councils are committed to ensuring these spaces continue to be accessible for everyone.”

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LGA responds to Online Media Literacy Strategy

"This timely strategy is not only an important step towards ensuring all UK residents can navigate the online world safely but recognising the role that libraries can play in achieving this."

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LGA responds to the Government's new Health Incentive Programme

“Leisure centres play a key role in supporting the recovery of the nation; enabling active lives and tackling health inequalities through the provision of safe, low cost facilities.”

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Councils wish England luck ahead of Euro 2020 Wembley final

“Hopefully, Sunday’s game brings us all the result we want and football does, finally, come home.”

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LGA responds to announcement of final round of Culture Recovery Funding

"Councils’ contribution to the country’s public recreation and leisure offering will be crucial to the economic recovery following the pandemic. Areas of concern do remain, including provisions for supply chains and freelancers and protections against potential future loss of income as a result of COVID-19."


LGA responds to the Public Accounts Committee Report on the Culture Recovery Fund

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to the Public Accounts Committee report on the Culture Recovery Fund.

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LGA – Library investment key to helping children catch up following pandemic

Investing in libraries is key to driving the national recovery from COVID-19 and enabling children to catch up on lost learning, the Local Government Association, said today.

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LGA responds to Sport England’s Year 1 Implementation Plan of their Uniting the Movement strategy

“This is an exciting implementation plan that will enable people to return to the activities they most enjoy while partners and providers receive the necessary support to rebuild from the pandemic."


LGA responds to Sport England’s Active Lives Adult Survey

Local government plays a critical role in delivering sport and fitness activities and maintaining the UK’s leisure infrastructure. It is fantastic to see so many places reopening and welcoming back their communities.

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LGA responds to £100 million fund to help leisure centres

"Councils play a critical role in delivering sport and fitness activities and maintaining the UK’s leisure infrastructure. Leisure centres across the country have faced severe financial pressures due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and so it is good that they have been allocated additional funding to meet these challenges and reopen safely."