Tag Archives: Local Authorities

Have your say! Action to boost support for civil society and cut council red tape

The Department of Communities and Local Government is consulting on new Best Value guidance, which sets out some reasonable expectations on the way best value authorities (which include local authorities) should work with voluntary and community groups when facing difficult funding decisions. Under the duty of best value, the guidance says that authorities should consider overall value, including [...]

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Adapting to Climate Change; a guide for local councils

  Last Tuesday’s (9/3/10) launch of the joint third sector and ministerial task force report on climate change, the environment and sustainable development was a catalyst for other things to happen. Defra released a guide for local councils on adapting to climate change produced jointly with ACRE. This can be downloaded from this page on [...]

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Climate adaptation guide for elected members

This guide on climate change adaptation was launched at the LGA conference on 27/1/10. It is aimed at elected members of local councils but many third sector organisations will also find it useful. This publication, produced in conjunction with Defra and UKCIP, offers key decision makers in local authorities a short introduction into the climate projections: [...]

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