The Council and its partners want to help make Coventry a more active city by 2024. Currently only just over half of the city’s adult population undertake regular physical activity, and almost two thirds are classed as obese. The draft Coventry on the Move Framework has been developed by the Council and other stakeholders and is supported by both Coventry City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
This framework aims to involve residents and organisations in a campaign to increase movement and physical activity throughout the city and to make being active inclusive, fun and part of everyone’s daily life in Coventry.
Read the full article on the Coventry City Council Website
For the Spring issue of LCR magazine, NALC would like you to answer three questions on elections.
We would be grateful if we could have your thoughts by 29 March 2019.
WALC Members automatically receive one copy of LCR magazine if you would like to order additional copies please look out for an order form with your annual subscription renewal form in April.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recently launched a consultation on freedom of information called Openness by design (the ICO draft access to information strategy). This document and consultation have implications for wider local government and NALC will be responding. The final deadline for responses is 8 March 2019. Do please respond directly to the online survey or email your views to to help inform the NALC response.
Newquay Town Council is preparing to submit a proposal under the Sustainable Communities Act in relation to allowing local councils the power to enforce civil parking regulations. This will be supported by NALC which has also had a long standing policy position on this matter for some years.
In Newquay there have been significant issues with anti-social on-street parking, which is compounded by a lack of enforcement in more remote or residential areas. This is creating serious safety issues, particularly at junctions or along narrow streets – preventing access to emergency services. Whilst a year-round issue, as a tourist destination, this worsens during the summer months where the road network is brought to a standstill.
The government has published their parkrun consultation response, which Iconcludes that legislation is not necessary at this point. In NALC's written response to last year’s consultation, NALC strongly opposed the introduction of any measures which will remove the ability of local (parish and town) councils to charge for park-based activities including Parkrun. However, the government remains of the view that local authorities should not charge Parkrun or other organisations that currently provide free-to-enter running events, and intends to publish non-statutory guidance which will make very clear that local authorities should never charge for local Parkrun events. NALC will be liaising further with officials and ministers on this issue.
Article taken from NALCs Chief executive's bulletin 20 December 2018.