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Civil Society Innovation Network: event 1, part 3

This is the final of three blogs on the first event of our new Civil Society Innovation Network. Part 1 included videos from Lord Adebowale from Turning Point. The second post focused on the Ministerial address by Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. Post 3 will be the key points and ideas on the Big Society…

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Civil Society Innovation Network: event 1, part 2

  This is the second blog of three on the first event of our new Civil Society Innovation Network. Part 1 included videos from Lord Adebowale from Turning Point. This second post focuses on the Ministerial address by Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State. Post 3 will be the key points and ideas on the…

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Civil Society Innovation Network: event 1, part 1

This is the first blog of three on the first event of our new Civil Society Innovation Network. Part 2 will focus on the Ministerial address by Andrew Stunell MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.  The first session of the Civil Society Learning Network took place on 1 December 2011 and looked at transforming local authority…

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Civil Society Innovation Network

It is a long while since the term, ‘The Big Society’ first graced the pages of our blog. Since then many councils have wholeheartedly embraced the Big Society concept; others have been more tentative in taking on the terminology. But whether using the language of the Big Society or a different political rhetoric, we know…

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C’llr Achievement Awards 2012

LGiU and CCLA are excited to announce that the C’llr Achievement Awards are now open for entries for the 2012 round. Now in their third year, the C’llr Achievement Awards are here to recognise the fantastic work that councillors do to serve their communities and highlight areas of best practice and innovation. We have some…

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LGiU’s Big Society learning network identifies the core issues councils face

The Big Society has been dragged over the coals in the last couple of weeks. First, Liverpool City Council made the headlines by pulling out of the Big Society pilot scheme. Then, Dame Elisabeth Hoodless claimed that budget cuts were undermining the government’s vision for the Big Society. Finally, Lord Wei ruffled feathers on his…

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LGiU and CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards 2011: Shortlist

      We’re delighted to announce the shortlist for the C’llr Achievement Awards 2011. We’ve been enthused by the quantity and quality of applicants for this year’s awards and heartened to learn of so many positive and dedicated councillors working to strengthen local democracy and help improve the lives of citizens.

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C’llr Achievement Awards – deadline this Friday

We were nicely surprised this morning to find a big stack of entry forms for the C’llr Achievement Awards. These awards are an initiative we care strongly about as they are designed to highlight and celebrate the dedicated effort that councillors put in throughout the year to strengthen local democracy and help improve the lives…

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c’llr Achievement Awards 2011

It’s not long now until we reach the deadline for this year’s c’llr Achievement Awards. These awards are designed to highlight and celebrate the dedicated effort that councillors put in throughout the year to strengthen local democracy and help improve the lives of citizens. As always, entry to these awards is absolutely FREE, anyone can…

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Localism Bill Delayed

No surprises that the localism bill has been delayed. On our recent visit to CLG they were non-committal on a date, but are now suggesting that it won’t be out until the week starting 8 December. According to LGC the official line is that the delay is caused by ‘congestion’ in the parliamentary diary. They…

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