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In this episode, Ingrid Koehler speaks with Cllr Martin Tett, leader of the new unitary Buckinghamshire Council, about the process of local government reorganisation and leading a newly-formed council through the pandemic. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid also discuss the latest LGIU and local government news as well as local government portmanteaus and neologisms.
Dr Andrew Walker and Ingrid Koehler look at wellbeing and place and discuss the launch of LGIU’s new research centre bridging academic rigour and practical local government experience. Features highlights from the launch of the centre.
Amid a wave of local climate emergency declarations, rising public awareness and plans for recovery, what are the opportunities and challenges facing local government on the rocky road to net zero?
Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West catch up on the latest from the elections, the Local Democracy Research Centre and a fascinating chat with Dr Matthew Potter who discusses the importance of history to place.
Officers at Waltham Forest share their insights from developing new ways of working with the community to respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Former ‘new councillor’ and LGIU associate Chris Hayes has some wise words for new councillors to make the most of their term of office.
James Cousins was a four term councillor in London. First elected in 1998 he shares his top tips with new councillors: learn all you can, do good and say yes.
Whether you’re a brand new councillor or an old hand, LGIU is here to support you to deliver for your local residents. LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West explains how new councillors can start benefitting from LGIU now.