Playgrounds

The launch of the 2020 Street Design Awards

05/11/2019

The Street Design Awards 2020 have now been launched to celebrate best practice and innovation across the UK.

Calls for ugent investment in public playgrounds

05/08/2019

The decline in public playgrounds is ‘pushing’ children away from outdoor play, a new survey has revealed.

The winners of the 2019 Street Design Awards

26/06/2019

From the restoration of a historic burial site to a successful and innovative road safety scheme, the winners of the 2019 Street Design Awards have been revealed.

Children's Play Commended: Salmon Street Scheme, Tower Hamlets LBC and Project Centre

25/06/2019

The creation of a play street in Tower Hamlets has been given the commended title of the Children's Play category in the 2019 Street Design Awards.

Children's Play Highly Commended: Golden Lane Estate Playground, City of London Corporation

25/06/2019

The Highly Commended title of the Children's Play category has been awarded to the refurbishment of the Golden Lane Estate in London.

Children's Play Runner-Up: Godley Gardens, Enable Leisure and Culture

25/06/2019

Godley Gardens in Wandsworth has been chosen as this year's runner-up in the Children's Play category of the Street Design Awards.

Children's Play: Winner: Milner Square, Islington LBC

25/06/2019

The winner of this year's Children's Play category is Islington LBC for the new play scheme at Milner Square.

Play as a powerful motivator

26/04/2019

Beth Cooper explores the value of play and green places in preserving the nation’s health.

Report warns children's screen time has replaced outdoor play

17/01/2019

Children should spend a maximum of two hours in front of a screen during their recreational time to encourage them to play outside more, a new report has urged today.

Welsh minister announces £2m to promote play

11/12/2018

The Welsh government yesterday announced that £2m would be made available to local authorities to help them deliver play opportunities for children in their areas.

Councils forced to close nearly 350 playgrounds in past four years

12/11/2018

Councils have been forced to close 347 playgrounds across England since 2014, new research has revealed.

Austerity forcing councils to close playgrounds

13/04/2017

Local authorities have closed hundreds of playgrounds over the last couple of years – and are planning on closing hundreds more, research reveals.

Highways jobs

Senior Manager – Older Adults – Residential Care

Cumbria County Council
£68,709 - £71,218
This pivotal role requires leadership and management of the Council's twenty in house Residential Care services Carlisle, Cumbria
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Education, Health and Care (EHC) Co-ordinators

Buckinghamshire Council
£30,874 - £37,188 per annum
Interested in a career as an EHC Coordinator? Come along to our drop-in event to meet members of the SEND team and find out more about the role! England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
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Junior Analyst

Essex County Council
£24001.0 - £27270 per annum
This opportunity is on a 12-month, fixed term basis. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 37 hours per week. Our Data & Analytics service is evolving, England, Essex, Chelmsford
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Contract Monitoring Officer (Streets and Grounds)

Wiltshire Council
£24,313 - £26,317 per annum
This is an interesting and varied role involving inspecting and monitoring the condition of the highway Wiltshire
Recuriter: Wiltshire Council

Child and Family Support Worker - Children in Care

Essex County Council
Negotiable
In ECC we are "Serious about Social Work". Having recently won the Best Social Work Employer of the Year Award 2018 and been awarded 'Outstanding' by England, Essex, Colchester
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Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

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