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Information sent to LGA member authorities week ending Friday 19 September 1997 ...
Information sent to LGA member authorities week ending Friday 19 September 1997


Each week the Association sends circulars to chief executives of member authorities. This checklist aims to help authorities see quickly what circulars have been issued each week. Further information is available from the LGA Information Unit on 0171 6643131 or at, which can also be contacted for additional copies of circulars if necessary.


'Getting to grips with Crime: A New Framework for Local Action' - Home Office Consultation

Information on the Home Office consultation paper proposing the creation of statutory community safety partnerships between local authorities and the police service. Responses are requested by 24 October. Contact : Paul Dutton (0171 664 3282). LGA Circular Reference 250/97 Date of Issue: 23/09/97


Framework for the Organisation of Schools-Categories of Schools

Clarification of comments made in Education Letter 97/51 following the meeting of the Education GP Sub Committee on 3 September 1997. Contact : David Whitbread (0171 664 3303). Education Letter 97/55 Date of Issue: 04/09/97


Welfare to Work

Update on a number of developments in relation to the Government's Welfare to Work Programme. These are:-

-- Overall Design of the New Deal for 18-24 Year Olds

-- Local Authorities' Role and Involvement

-- Environmental Taskforce and Voluntary Sector Options

-- Assessment of Delivery Plans and Bids

-- Engaging the Private Sector

-- Local Government as an Employer: Placements

Contact : Gavin Wilson (0171 664 3199). LGA Circular Reference 251/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97


Beyond the Line of Fire: LGA/CACFOA Conference, 21 November 1997, London

Details and registration form for a national conference examining the work of the Home Office Joint Committee on the Audit Commission Report 'In the Line of Fire: Value for Money in the Fire Service - the National Picture' Contact : Deborah Wood (0171 664 3172). LGA Circular Reference 249/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97


LGA General Assembly

Preliminary notice that the next meeting of the General Assembly will be held on 18 December 1997 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London plus the minutes of the Annual Meeting on 22 July 1997. Contact : Sally Humphreys (0171 664 3285). LGA Circular Reference 246/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97

Promoting the LGA's Policy Priorities at the Party Political Conferences

LGA policy updates that are to be promoted at the Party Conferences which outlines the work the LGA is doing to promote its key policy objectives on:

-- raising standards in schools

-- tackling crime and making communities safe

-- improving public health

-- making welfare to work a success

-- developing regional government

-- renewing local democracy

-- promoting best value

-- developing better systems of local finance

Contact : Carol Grant (0171 664 3325). LGA Circular Reference247/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97


'Getting to Grips with Crime: A New Framework for Local Action'

Police Authority Chairmen will already have received from the Home Office, a copy of the government's Consultation Document on Community Safety duty. Police authorities have two major inputs to the finalisation of this proposed legislation. First is in relation to their own role in the leadership group- or their designation on the list of agencies and services statutory required to be consulted. The other is the wealth of successful or otherwise partnership initiatives. Contact : Catherine Crawford (0171 664 3170). Police Letter 4/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97


Air Quality Management Training: Preparing Air Quality Reviews and Assessments-2 day training course

Details of a two day course organised by the Atmospheric Research and Information Centre at Manchester Metropolitan Authority. Contact : Susan Power (0171 664 3024). LGA Circular Reference 255/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97


First Annual LGA Conference on Public Protection

Advance notice of the arrangements for the LGA's first Annual Public protection Conference to be held in Brighton from 2 to 4 March 1998. The Key theme of this first conference will be regulation and enforcement'. Details will be circulated at a later date.Contact : Susan Power (0171 664 3024). LGA Circular Reference 253/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/07

Gas Safety - Local Authority Provision of Piped Natural Gas

Information is requested by the Health and Safety Executive on authorities that provide piped natural gas to their tenants. Please send to relevant details to: Terry Selby, HSE, Merseyside. Contact : Kathy Arthur Botchway (0171 664 3209). LGA Circular Reference 248/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97

The Penninington Report Recommendations: Additional Funding

Member authorities attention is drawn to the Government's recent announcement of additional funding for the implementation of certain of the recommendations contained in the Pennington report. These are:

-- to increase the level of food safety enforcement in high risk premises

-- to accelerate the implementation of food safety control systems based on Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points

Contact : Steve Bassam (0171 664 3025). LGA Circular Reference 252/97 Date of Issue: 18/09/97

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