We enter 2022 with everything to play for.
Several of our members attended COP26, speaking up effectively inside and outside the arena, demonstrating just how much the human impact on climate change matters.
The UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) starts shortly and provides a significant opportunity for the UK to demonstrate its commitment to meaningful change to protect our planet.
A series of successful hybrid meetings have started the new political year at the LGA, with leading members exploring key issues facing councils.
It has been a summer break we needed, but in the shadow of dreadful disasters in Haiti and Greece, and terror and sadness in Afghanistan.
I am humbled and thrilled to be continuing as the LGA’s Independent Group Leader for two years – huge thanks for your support.
Friends, this is my last column ahead of the local elections and our group elections that follow.
As I write, an election is looming.
Happy new year! I hope everyone was able to take a break over the festive period.