Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
Waveney District has published a report making a series of recommendations to improve the response to storms, after it labelled the response to January’s storm surge ‘inadequate’.
In the review, the council highlighted a lost key, an inaccessible police station and a ‘lack of whiteboard space’ during the surge on 13-14 January, where 1,800 residents were evacuated, which slowed the effectiveness of the response.
Among other recommendations, the review called for an improvement in the communication and support offered to local emergency groups.
Stephen Baker, chief executive of the council, said: "The overall response was a success but we've gone into the real nitty gritty to say 'how can we get this better for next time?'.
"It's highlighted some fundamentals, like the communication of those community groups. There are some other, more minor areas, which are fairly straightforward to overcome."
Councils wanting to reduce pollution from toxic gases such as nitrogen dioxide from traffic on our roads must also consider how compliance can be cost-effectively achieved for the Clean Air Zones (CAZ) and Low Emission Zones (LEZ) that they are currently planning.
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