Author: Jane Sankarayya


Leaving the Committee of the Regions, not Europe

Brexit means that UK local government will have no place on the Committee of the Regions; but, writes Janet Sillett, links to European counterparts remain crucial and the subsidiarity principle must be upheld in a post-Brexit UK.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Notwestminster – creating a kinder local democracy

Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, returns for its sixth edition, “Big hearts and open minds”, on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020, writes Diane Sims.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

The Wigan Deal story

Cllr Lord Peter Smith, winner of the LGiU’s Cllr Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, recalls Wigan’s journey to innovative public service reform.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

So, how can local government and the voluntary and community sector work better together?

From flooding in Yorkshire, to fires in Bolton and Leicester, the past few weeks have highlighted the incredible resilience of communities hit by crisis, writes Naomi Phillips from the British Red Cross. She looks at how to provide an effective collective response to guarantee the best possible approach to emergencies.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Leave no place behind

‘Leave no one behind; leave no place behind’ is the World Urban Forum Declaration. Janet Sillett reports from the UCLG Congress in South Africa on how local government could be key to making that vision a reality.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Predicting the flood

Barry O’Brien updates us on FloodCitiSense, a project to develop effective, local flood predication tools that the LGiU has been involved with for three years.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post