This new councillor hub is intended to provide you with all the essential information you may need as a newly elected councillor and is a useful addition to the support and guidance you will receive from your own council.
The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of local government. From the outset, the LGA has consistently made the case for local action and leadership and we ensured that Government heard why it was so important that councils had a leading role in responding to the pandemic. We have worked with councils to demonstrate to Government that where local councils can lead, there are better outcomes for our residents.
The LGA are a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems. We provide a range of practical support to enable local authorities to exploit the opportunities that this approach to improvement provides.
In 2020 we rapidly refocused our sector-led improvement offer. This includes an expanded financial resilience programme, revamped remote peer support and extensive leadership programmes focused on supporting members during these challenging times. We are working closely with councils to ensure that we continue to deliver the support that you need, which will be reflected in the sector-led improvement offer for 2021/22.
You can read more about this support through the links available in this hub below and how you can join us at our National New Councillor Welcome Events in June 2021.