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Civil Society Innovation Network – session 4

In this final meeting of the Network wanted to look beyond the immediate term, to consider the long term challenges that local government will face. In particular, the Network discussed with Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, what the current and future context will mean for the future of councils, service delivery, capacity…

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Photos from C’llr Awards 2012

Followers of this blog will know that the C’llr Awards 2012 took place last Monday evening. We have gathered some of the best photos from the night and shared them below. The Awards, hosted at Westminster City Council, have gone to the great and good of local government; those councillors who have gone the extra…

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Civil Society Innovation Network: session 3

  The third session of the LGiU’s Civil Society Innovation Network took place on 23 February, at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to discuss the challenges and implications of the Localism Act. The Network heard from:   DCLG discussed the Community Rights Eden District Council talked about their work as part of the Big…

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C’llr Achievement Awards 2012: all winners

LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce the winners of the C’llr Achievement Awards 2012. The Awards, hosted at Westminster City Council, have gone to the great and good of local government; those councillors who have gone the extra mile to improve their communities. The Rt Hon Eric Pickles, MP praised the winners and personally…

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Community Organisers and Local Government

Earlier this week, we posted an overview of the second session of the Civil Society Innovation Network. To continue the discussion from this session, the Community Organisers programme have provided us with a guest blog, where they outlines how Community Organisers work and why they aren’t a threat to representative democracy.   ——–   The Community Organisers programme aims…

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C’llr Achievement Awards 2012: SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce the 2012 shortlist for the C’llr Achievement Awards. With over 250 entries, it was the strongest field of candidates to date. We were inspired by all the entries –particularly to see so many great examples of where councillors have made a huge difference to their communities. But, we…

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Civil Society Innovation Network: event 2

The second session of the LGiU Civil Society Innovation Network took place on 23 January 2012, and brought together members of the Network, with Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Decentralisation and Cities, London Borough of Sutton, the University of Manchester and Locality to discuss issues around knowing and developing communities. There was a particular…

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Eric Pickles to present C’llr Achievement Awards 2012

We are pleased to announce that Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, will be giving a key note speech and presenting the inaugural Bruce-Lockart Member Scholarship at the C’llr Acheivement Awards 2012. The awards are still open for nominations – more details can be found here. There are 11 awards in total, they are: Age UK Pride…

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Public Administration Select Committee: report on the Big Society

Today, the Public Administration Select Committee has published their report examining the role of the Government in enabling the development of the Big Society. The report pretty much sums up what we in local government have been saying for months: the public (and to some extent, officials) do not get it, it is hampered by…

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Portas Review: Community Right to BID

Today saw the launch of the Portas Review: an independent review on the future of high streets. The recommendations list a series of ideas and challenges for local government – not least more ‘Big Society’ provisions to enable citizens and communities to get more involved in deciding what they want for their local towns. One…

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