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The Independent Group , represents over 2700 Independent, Green, Plaid & small party Cllrs across England & Wales 📧 Independent.GroupLGA@local.gov.uk
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LGAIndependentGroup 11h
The government’s planning consultation is now out, open until the 29th October. Members are invited to our online workshop, 11am - 12.30pm on the 18 September to hear what this means for councils & communities and to inform our response. RSVP: independent.grouplga@local.gov.uk
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LGANews Aug 5
Vital that Gov takes full advantage of expertise so aspirations to improve planning system work in practice and protects the rights of communities to shape the areas they live in |
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Cllr Emily O'Brien 15h
3 questions for and on 1) If local communities decide 'protected' vs 'growth/renewal' areas do you really think they will choose either- any more than they do through current system?
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LGAIndependentGroup 11h
Our members are deeply concerned about any changes to planning that would reduce the role for councils or communities. The LGA response is ⬇️ and shares her thoughts on our website:
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Local Government Association Jul 29
This support is positive but we must ensure it gets to the places most at risk of losing their cultural organisations. Councils understand their communities' needs, we urge the Recovery Board to recognise this and extend an invitation for participation 👇
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 29
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Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to a really useful discussion this afternoon. Lots of thoughtful responses on the code of conduct and great examples of how councils have led the response to
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South East England Councils Jul 28
"Councillors in the South East of England have voiced opposition to government plans to introduce elected ‘metro style’ mayors across the region", a poll reveals. Press release:
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 29
A reminder that our SE and London members are invited to our regional group meeting tomorrow at 10.30am. We’ll be discussing recovery, devolution and the lga draft code of conduct. RSVP by emailing independent.grouplga@local.gov.uk
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 29
Join at 11am this morning for the first webinar on the draft Model Member Code of Conduct. Have your say on what this would mean for you and your council. Free for members, find out more & sign up here:
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 28
Our East of England and East Midlands members are invited to our regional meeting on the 29th July at 1.30pm to discuss the issues impacting your area. If not already, sign up at independent.grouplga@local.gov.uk
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 28
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All member views are invited on devo and reorganisation and meetings are being scheduled for our city, county and unitary members soon.
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 28
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Independent, Green and smaller party District members are invited to join our District Think Tank to continue this discussion. Get involved by emailing independent.groupLGA@local.gov.uk
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 28
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Members were clear that - devolution to doesn’t require wholesale reorganisation - devolution shouldn’t be conflated with recovery, levelling up or reorganisation - that district councils are vital to their communities - one model does not fit all
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LGAIndependentGroup Jul 28
Thank you for chairing our District Council discussion today on devolution & reorganisation. Great turn out, insight and ideas shared.
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Marianne Overton MBE Jul 27
We've been calling for the big globals to pay their fair share for a long time! Is finding a way?
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Department of Health and Social Care Jul 24
From today you MUST wear a face covering when you go to the shops. But you do not need to wear a face covering if you have a legitimate reason not to. See the full list of exemptions 👇🏼
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Department of Health and Social Care Jul 24
You must now wear a face covering in shops and other locations. Wherever possible, you should also wear a face covering in other enclosed spaces where you are close to people you do not normally meet. Read more ▶️
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Local Government Association Jul 24
Q: Why isn’t my local gym opening this weekend? Leisure centres should be open now! A: Unfortunately, not all are in a position to do so. This is why ⤵️
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LGA Workforce Jul 24
GOT A CASE STUDY? We've got c.100 case studies on our website telling us how has been meeting the challenges of . And we'd love to hear more, esp about workforce changes as we more to recovery and renewal. Send examples to coronavirus.enquiries@local.gov.uk.
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LGAculture&sport Jul 24
Do you know of any councils utilising cultural spaces (libraries, museums, theatres) for skills development and training during COVID-19 ⁉️ We want to learn from councils doing work in this space, so please contact cts@local.gov.uk with any ideas - we'd love to hear from you!
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