Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

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On Your Radar February-March 2015

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months.

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Sport and the Economy: generating a return on investment: Policy in Practice briefing

The sport and leisure industry as a whole provides over four million jobs and contributes approximately £200 billion, over three per cent of GDP, to the UK economy. This Policy in Practice briefing looks at how some local authorities are developing new models of delivery to meet demand and generate income, such as East Riding…

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Independent Library Report for England: Sieghart Review

This briefing summarises the final report of the Sieghart Independent Review of Libraries, which considers the future of public library services; the role of community libraries, and models of delivery.

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Sport and Health: a review of UKactive’s Steps to solving inactivity.

MPs debated physical inactivity for the first time in parliament last month following the launch of UKactive’s ‘Steps to solving inactivity report’. This policy briefing summarises the findings of this report, highlights examples of effective practice and explores the recommendations for local authorities before commenting on the response to the report by MPs and other…

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Reaping the rewards of superdiversity

This briefing examines recent research from the Open University’s Living Multiculture project, which looked at the way people from different backgrounds interacted in public parks and franchised cafes. The project explores how we can maximise the benefits of superdiversity. This briefing will be of particular interest to councillors and staff working in policy, demographics, strategic…

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Update on public health and planning – Winter 2014

New reports relevant to local authorities have been published on physical activity (Public Health England), healthy-weight environments (the Town and Country Planning Association), active planning (Gloucestershire NHS), access to natural spaces (UCL Institute of Health Equity), environmental regulations (Healthy Places Forum) and global planning for health (Royal Institute of Town Planning). This briefing summarises and…

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Culture, Media Sport Committee – Work of Arts Council England

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee concludes that there is a clear funding imbalance in favour of London; it recommends a mechanism to redistribute Arts Lottery funding to regional areas outside the M25.

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The future of Armed Forces Community Covenants

This briefing looks at the needs of the armed forces community in the UK. It explores measures that local authorities have taken to meet these needs through Armed Forces Community Covenants and outlines government plans for the future of Community Covenants.

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On Your Radar October-November 2014

'On Your Radar' provides regular updates from central government and other key organisations. Updates identify what issues are likely to hit the headlines in the near future and also comment on currently-influential local governments issues. This edition contains: - Upcoming briefings - Government consultations - Select Committee inquiries - Legislation update - Previewing the Autumn…

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Local authorities and tourism: Policy in Practice briefing

This Policy in Practice briefing provides an overview of what local authorities are currently doing to support tourism in their areas, with examples of this in action. It also provides a policy context and considers recent national and local changes in public sector involvement in tourism

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