Culture and sport make a significant contribution to local communities; they have a high public profile and account for much of the council’s contribution to residents’ satisfaction.
The briefings below are intended to help Elected Members better champion the role of culture and sport, ensuring the contribution is both valued and embedded in the work of their authority.
This briefing provides an A-Z summary of alternative models for culture and sport services and suggests ways in which local authorities can adapt to a climate of funding reductions.
This briefing is aimed at newly appointed portfolio holders and contains information and signposting to support them in their role.
This briefing aims to help Elected Members build the case for cultural services within their authority and local area.
This briefing outlines the most important areas where culture and sport play a strategic role.
This briefing is intended to help Elected Members maximise the role of culture and sport in improving the health and well-being of local communities.
This briefing highlights how Elected Members can ensure culture and sport are at the heart of building Big Society.
The Local Government Association has produced a briefing to help Councillors make the case for commissioning services from culture and sport providers to improve outcomes for children and young people, older and vulnerable adults.
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