Author: Ingrid Koehler


And they’re off – election issues 2019

Now that a general election has been called, LGiU is on election footing providing information and support to Members and Followers. Find out what’s on our election slate.

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Welcome to the new website

We tell you what’s new, what’s improved and what we have planned for the future.

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Coming soon – a new LGiU website

In a very short time, LGiU will be relaunching our website to make finding and receiving the information you need even easier.  Just as many councils are re-examining their digital offer as citizens’ relationship with technology changes and expectations rise – we did the same thing. We asked our members what they needed, applied some…

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Autumn learning and development programme

LGiU’s Learning & Development Manager Barry O’Brien outlines our autumn programme of Learning and Development Events.

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Viewpoint: Building the smarter state

Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Programme – Local Public Services at TechUK writes about the Building the Smarter State Conference – free for the public sector to attend. TechUK and LGiU have also partnered on a series of roundtables on children’s services and technology. We are looking for additional public sector case studies for a forthcoming…

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Oxford’s citizens’ assembly on climate change

Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, spoke to LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler recently for the LGiU Fortnightly episode on climate emergency in local government. To provide a little bit more information about the citizens’ assembly, Oxford City Council has provided a FAQ:

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Show us some LocalGov love selfie style

It’s #CityHallSelfie day in the USA. Our friends at ELGL – Engaging Local Government Leaders – run an annual event celebrating local government love.

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It’s #TownHalliday time

If you’re anything like LGiU staffers,  you’re a fan of a nice town hall.  For me, no summer holiday is complete without  a visit to a town hall, which the rest of the family totally embraces begrudgingly accepts.  We suspect many of our readers share our love for a bit of municipal tourism. Send us…

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Children’s Life Chances

At the same time that children’s services are placing greater pressure on local government finances, local government finances are placing greater pressure on what we’re able to do for children. So much of what supports a good childhood and leads to a successful adulthood is under threat.  Early childhood intervention, prevention, culture, leisure and support…

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