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My vote matters: make 2024 accessible voting year

Gáibhin McGranaghan, Spokesperson at My Vote My Voice, raises concerns about the accessibility of our democratic systems and the issues this causes. My Vote My Voice is working to empower disabled communities by building a coalition of supporters to upskill their understanding, develop easy read resources, and sign an open letter to support accessible voting.

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Fast fashion: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how local government can help tackle issues surrounding fast fashion pollution. You’ll find best practice from the USA, Australia and France, along with plenty of practical policy and resources.

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International local government news 17.04.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s innovative Beaufort energy retrofit project

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Beaufort housing energy retrofit project received the ‘Local Authority Innovation Award’ at the 2023 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This article delves into the delivery of this innovative project and shares the overall benefits it’s had on the Beaufort residents

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Local government sustainability – a new Commonwealth inquiry

The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transport has launched an inquiry into local government financial sustainability. The inquiry is a crucial opportunity to address long-standing funding concerns and shape the future of local government funding in Australia.

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Innovation in action: Wallyford Learning Campus

This article explores East Lothian Council’s Wallyford Learning Campus – a modern multi-purpose community space balancing state-of-the-art facilities with inspiration from the area’s natural environment. This case study unpacks the design, funding, features and community reception of the project, providing guidance for future developments by other councils.

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Podcast: What’s new at LGIU – 11 April 2024

In this new episode, co-hosts Simone and Freya discuss all things local elections and why they are so important. Dr Andrew Walker joins them to chat about the release of LGIU’s highly anticipated Ones to Watch guide for elections in England, which highlights some of the biggest battlegrounds to watch out for.

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