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Award-winners corner: Cllr Janet Burgess

In the run-up to this year’s C’llr Achievement Awards, we are interviewing previous winners about their proudest moments. In the second of the series we hear from Janet Burgess, Deputy Leader of Islington Council. Name Janet Burgess Council Islington Council Positions held Deputy Leader Which award did you win? Age UK Award – 2014 What is your proudest…

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Award-winners corner: Jason Kitcat

In the run-up to this year’s C’llr Achievement Awards, we are interviewing previous winners about their proudest moments. In the first of the series we hear from Jason Kitcat, former leader of Brighton and Hove City Council. Name Jason Kitcat Council Brighton and Hove City Council Positions held Leader Which award did you win? Judges’ Special…

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The Parkrun furore and the battle for parks

Stoke Gifford Parish Council courted controversy recently with its decision to charge Parkrun participants a fee to cover the costs of repairing pathways. Jennifer Glover sees more difficult decisions ahead for councils when considering how to keep their parks and open spaces viable in the future.

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Wellbeing and Fun in the Budget 2016

In the midst of the furore surrounding the latest Budget, which contained many major changes affecting local government, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller changes affecting wellbeing. As part of our research around the Wellbeing and Fun policy theme this year, we have summarised all the changes affecting parks, leisure, culture and sport in…

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Making devolution work: Six key questions…

Last week we held the first Policy Network event of 2016, our Devolution Roundtable lunch. As the the ‘devo deal’ negotiations get into full swing across the country, it seemed like the right time to hear from councils about their experiences. Many of us have called for more local devolved powers for a long time,…

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