The horrific murder of Sarah Everard brought national attention to the issue of women’s safety, which was further exacerbated by the police’s heavy-handed response to the peaceful vigil at Clapham Common.
With the local elections 2021 fast approaching, voting matters now more than ever.
It has continued to be an incredibly busy time for our members as elections loom.
I was delighted to see the LGA running a number of webinars recently on vaccine communications and tackling hesitancy and misinformation.
The final local government finance settlement for 2021/22, which was laid before Parliament in February, confirmed that councils will receive a share of £51.3 billion in funding (a 4.6 per cent increase in cash terms).
Have we ever owed a bigger debt of thanks to the NHS than we do today?
The intervention of Constitution and Devolution Minister Chloe Smith in January, about the local elections and the issues of campaigning and delivering of leaflets, was a major concern to me and one that made no sense at all.
Friends, this is my last column ahead of the local elections and our group elections that follow.
The United States has come under new management at a crucial time in world history – what could be the turning point in the fight against climate change.
As I write this article, we are in another national lockdown to bring the new coronavirus variant under control, which has been spreading very quickly.