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LGA launches report to help
Councils tackle climate change
the country are leading local communities to combat climate
change, the Local Government Association has now out a report
aimed at helping Councils tackle this change. The LGA, which
represents Councils in England and Wales, has worked closely
with the Centre for Public Scrutiny and has published a guide to
help Councils play a leading role in tackling the climate crisis
at a local level. The resource, which sets out 10 scrutiny
questions, will help all Councils and policymakers to embed the
necessary environmental, social and cultural changes that
communities need to see to build resilience to respond to
climate challenges such as investment strategies and transport
The LGA said that the:- "10 scrutiny questions in the
report are designed to invite further questions from Council
Officers and members which will help to identify and understand
local needs, including how Councils will be adapting their
climate change action plans in response to the COVID-19
It said scrutiny can support Councils to:- "engage with
partners to channel local views, as well as playing a formal
accountability role as Councils make public commitments to
The LGA is hosting a webinar for Councils on 18 September 18
2020 to outline a practical approach for scrutineers to
understand and seek oversight on climate action in their
Cllr Liz Green, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association's
Improvement and Innovation Board, said:- "Climate change
and the challenges it brings have been thrown into sharper focus
during the Coronavirus pandemic, demonstrating the need for
places and communities to become more resilient. The impact of
climate change cuts across all communities, Council departments
and functions, and our guide will help leaders to continue to
deliver effective responses through scrutinising and testing
climate action plans. We hope that our report will help Councils
to explore questioning, identify key stakeholders, plan
effective scrutiny work and consider the impacts that scrutiny
can play in terms of delivering on climate issues."
Jenrick extends ban on
evictions and notice periods
by Coronavirus will continue to be protected after the
Government extended the ban on evictions for another four weeks,
meaning in total no legal evictions will have taken place for 6
months, Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced on
Friday, 21 August 2020. The Government also intends to give
tenants greater protection from eviction over the winter by
requiring landlords to provide tenants with 6 months’ notice in
all bar those cases raising other serious issues such as those
involving anti-social behaviour and domestic abuse perpetrators,
until at least the end of March 2021. The Government will keep
these measures under review with decisions guided by the latest
public health advice. When Courts do resume eviction hearings
they will carefully prioritise the most egregious cases,
ensuring landlords are able to progress the most serious cases,
such as those involving anti-social behaviour and other crimes,
as well as where landlords have not received rent for over a
year and would otherwise face unmanageable debts. The Government
has taken unprecedented action to support renters during the
pandemic, preventing people getting into financial hardship and
helping businesses to pay salaries; meaning no tenants have been
evicted since the start. As a result, according to independent
research, 87% of tenants have continued to pay full rent since
the start of the pandemic, with a further 8% agreeing reduced
fees with their landlords. The vast majority of landlords have
shown understanding and leadership, taking action to support
tenant. With Coronavirus still posing a ongoing risk to public
health, the Government will continue to take action where
necessary to further protect households in both the private and
social rented sector are supported over winter, helping to keep
them safe. Today's extension to the stay and 6 month notice
periods will ensure those most at risk are protected. If tenants
are unable to afford their rent we encourage them to speak to
their landlord to agree a solution, and some households may
decide to consider moving. Government will continue to work with
the judiciary and stakeholders to ensure that the courts are
prepared for eviction cases to be heard safely. Housing
Secretary Robert Jenrick MP said:- "I know this year has
been challenging and all of us are still living with the effects
of COVID-19. That is why today I am announcing a further 4 week
ban on evictions, meaning no renters will have been evicted for
6 months. I am also increasing protections for renters, 6 month
notice periods must be given to tenants, supporting renters over
winter. However, it is right that the most egregious cases, for
example those involving anti social behaviour or domestic abuse
perpetrators, begin to be heard in court again; and so when
courts reopen, landlords will once again be able to progress
these priority cases."
Liverpool City Region steps
up local support for GCSE and A level graduates
Armed Forces Forum will be holding its 2nd meeting next month,
and wants to hear what organisations think about proposed
legislation. The forum had its 1st meeting in January 2020, and
is a platform for organisations that offer services to people
who have left the Armed Forces and their families as well as
those who are still serving.
The forum's 2nd meeting has now been set for Tuesday, 1
September 2020, from 1.30pm to 3pm and will take place online,
The focus of the session will be to consult on new duties that
are being placed on Local Authorities and other public bodies.
These bodies will be asked to take the Armed Forces Covenant
into consideration when making day to day decisions including
healthcare, education and housing to make sure that people
serving and those who have served and their families are not
Organisations that were unable to take part in the January
meeting are invited to get involved in September's session and
can book on to the session via Eventbrite, but please note, the
session is not open to members of the public.
At September's event attendees will also be able to hear how the
Armed Forces supported Liverpool City Council's response to the
pandemic as well as from recent Armed Forces Covenant Employer
Recognition Scheme gold award recipients Veterans HQ on how the
pandemic has affected service families in Liverpool.
Liverpool City Council leads a long established strategic group
for Armed Forces Communities however the forum was set up to
capture the variety of services and support available to the
Armed Forces community in the City.
Liverpool City Council currently holds the Armed Forces Covenant
Gold Award of the Employer Recognition Scheme and also hosts the
website Service Leavers Liverpool at:-
Cllr Roy Gladden, Liverpool's Armed Forces champion, said:-
"We've always prided ourselves in Liverpool of supporting our
Armed Forces community but we always welcome ideas on how we can
do even better. This event is a great opportunity for the
Council to hear from other organisations how we can really embed
the Armed Forces Covenant into our day to day work and address
any disadvantages the Armed Forces community may feel that they
face. This is also a real chance to shape legislation that will
support people who have served their country and their families.
I would urge any organisation that was unable to attend our 1st
meeting in January to get involved on 1 September 2020, we
really want to hear what you think."
Bob Blanchard, CEO and senior case worker, Veterans HQ, said:-
"We know from service requests that we have received at Veterans
HQ over the past months that Covid has affected veterans and
their families as much as if not more so than most. We're
looking forward to sharing what we've been learning with other
organisations and also letting them know how we can support them
and the people they work with. Partnership is very strong in the
city and we want as many organisations as possible to get
involved and to share their expertise and knowledge."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases
in and around Liverpool City Region
number of UK Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have
been laboratory confirmed, within the UK, has risen by 1,033
cases and the total number now stands at 323,313, that
includes tests carried out by commercial partners which are
not included in the 4 National totals.
The number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 2 according to the
Department of Health. The total number of deaths of people
who have had a positive test result confirmed by a Public
Health or NHS laboratory is 41,405.
The number of COVID-19 patients currently in UK Hospitals:-
841. The current number of COVID-19 patients currently in
mechanical ventilation beds in UK Hospitals:- 76. Daily
number of COVID-19 patients admitted to UK Hospitals:- 97.
In England, there are a total of 279,459 confirmed cases.
North West - total of 50,973 confirmed cases:-.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within the
Liverpool City Region are as follows:-:-
2,760 confirmed cases.
Halton, 733 confirmed cases.
1,067 confirmed cases.
St. Helens, 1,262
Wirral, 2,112 confirmed cases.
The number of laboratory confirmed cases within Local
Authorities around the Liverpool City Region are as
► Blackburn with Darwen, 1,734 confirmed cases.
► Blackpool, 1,085 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 2,194 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 1,506 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 2,341 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 2,106 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 7,894 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 3,968 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 2,719 confirmed cases.
► Preston, 1,379 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 2,142 confirmed cases.
► Salford, 1,706 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,937 confirmed cases.
► Tameside, 1,820 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 1,589 confirmed cases.
► Warrington, 1,394 confirmed cases
► Wigan, 2,270 confirmed cases
Daily reported COVID deaths are now measured across the UK
as deaths that occurred within 28 days of the 1st
laboratory confirmed positive COVID test.
Areas within England which are currently in Lockdown or
have Enhanced Restrictions imposed on them:-
Blackburn with Darwen
City of Manchester
action to control Covid19 cases through further
Parts of Pendle
Current measures will be released in:-
Council said:- "As restrictions continue in
Preston, it's important we all help stop the spread
of Coronavirus:- 1. Wash hands regularly. 2. Wear a
mask in enclosed public spaces. 3. Give each other
Get tested, with or without symptoms."
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