In this Issue

Girls in Gangs
Comic Relief are making several grants available in the UK for multi-partner projects which can help intervene between young women and gangs, such as providing family-focused interventions and providing support in schools......

Consultation - Business rates: delivering more frequent revaluations
The government is seeking views from of stakeholders as it begins to consider how more frequent revaluations could be delivered and as it develops options for change....

Mid Devon’s Land Charges service wins national award
Mid Devon District Council Customer satisfaction award for local authority searches...

Councillors Guide 2016
LGA publishes the Councillor Guide 2016 .....

Funding boost for schools helping pupils develop character
£6 million funds available for character grants to schools and local authorities promoting traits such as resilience and respect in children through activities...

Consultation Launched into Distribution of National Lottery Money
Views sought on proposed new policy directions for the allocation of Big Lottery Funds ......


Heritage body announces £6m investment in historic sites

Release Date: Mar 21, 2017

A multi-million pound investment in English heritage sites will support councils in reviving local economies, public body says.

Historic England, the public body that champions and protects England's historic places, announced today £6m will be made available to ‘unlock untapped potential’ in areas rich in heritage.

The money will help local authorities bring historic places back to life in order to attract tourists and investors.

Weston-Super-Mare in North Somerset was one of the first ten areas – or Heritage Action Zones.