Author: Hannah Blythe


A History of Local Government in Ten Buildings: Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room

Did you know that British local authorities own castles, ice rinks, football clubs and even miniature railways? Councils have some unusual assets, brimming with cultural and economic value and we’d like to find out more. What other interesting council buildings are out there? In what innovative ways can councils use these properties? This week we…

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The Other Election

The General Election isn't the only vote taking place in May. No fewer than 279 English councils are holding elections this year and we're providing comprehensive coverage of #LE2015.

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Websites for Local Democracy

Hannah Blythe discusses the value of online communication in local democracy.

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Key to Care: Media Coverage

Last week the LGiU published Key to Care: Report of the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. The media coverage was fantastic. Recognition of the problem facing people needing care and those delivering it is the first step, now it’s time for action.

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