The £3.5 billion in funding for local services announced in the Spending Round in September was warmly welcomed by Conservative councillors across the country.
I was delighted to hear Boris Johnson, our new Prime Minister, affirm that action to address climate change is at the ‘absolute core’ of the Government’s priorities.
I would like to thank my predecessor, Cllr James Jamieson, the new LGA Chairman, for his hard work over the past year and wish him success in his new role.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing LGA Chairman, Lord Porter, for all that he has achieved for local government over the past four years.
We are approaching the biggest set of local elections in the four-year cycle, with almost 8,400 seats across 248 councils up for election on 2 May.
Many first readers will have participated in events to mark International Women’s Day in March.