How is local government responding to coronavirus?

Despite financial pressures, local authorities are working with voluntary groups to keep core services afloat.

Local government enters the lives of most people in brief, but important moments: bin collections, street cleaning, dropping off their children at school. Most of what local government does is hidden away behind contracted-out amenities such as sports centres, or in the support provided to the most vulnerable through social services, housing, and even food inspections.

Yet local government is on the frontline of the response to the coronavirus. Councils are coordinating action at...
source: New Statesman

2020-04-08 18:26
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