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.
The real Brexit work may be only just starting. And as Janet Sillett writes there is a great deal at stake for local government.
Maxine Moar explains the concept of Participatory Appraisal, one of the seminars she runs for the LGiU learning and development programme.
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.
Cllr Lord Peter Smith, winner of the LGiU’s Cllr Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, recalls Wigan’s journey to innovative public service reform.
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.
‘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.
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.
One hundred years on from the Addison Act, Councillor Eleanor Southwood Cabinet Member for Housing & Welfare Reform at Brent Council writes about the council’s plans for future homes.