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Resilience at the heart of the community

We chatted with Cllr Euan Jardine, winner of the Resilience and Recovery award at the Scottish Cllr Awards 2021, to discuss the fundamental role of community-level action during the pandemic and what he hopes to accomplish next.

Scotland Blog Post

Keeping our schools safe from Covid-19

Over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has had an enormous effect on the education of children and young people. Going forward, the question on everyone’s mind in the education field is how can we keep our schools safe from Covid-19?

England & Wales Blog Post

Misinformation comes home

The LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler looks again at her study of local government, trust and misinformation and reflects on recent experiences of misinformation in her own life.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post

Building back greener in North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council declared a ‘climate emergency’ back in 2019 and most recently set themselves the ambitious target of becoming net-carbon zero by 2030. Council Leader Joe Cullinane provides an overview and his determination to build back bigger, better and greener.

Global, Scotland Blog Post

Improving vaccine and testing uptake: Global case studies

Throughout the pandemic, local and national governments worldwide have been working to improve equitable access to Covid-19 information, testing and vaccines for all communities. This blog highlights a number of pandemic best practices from across the globe as part of a new series accompanying the Global Local Recap.

Global Blog Post

Municipal responses to the Covid-19 pandemic in Canada

Dr Aaron Moore, associate professor at the Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg, gives us an account of Canada’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Local and regional governments played a decisive role in many areas, with innovation and community initiatives spearheaded by municipal authorities. The course of the crisis has also highlighted some serious…

Global Blog Post

Supporting recovery for early education and childcare providers

Local authorities must take seriously the pending crisis facing early childhood education and care (ECEC). There may soon be insufficient early childhood education and care places available to meet parental demand. Across publicly funded maintained settings and the private, voluntary and independent (PVI) settings, we are fast reaching a tipping point.

England & Wales Blog Post

Leading from the front line: supporting local government to deliver net zero

Local government has a crucial role to play in the delivery of a sustainable future. The Improvement Service recently recruited a new position to lead on climate change by engaging the local government community and building new partnerships and collaborations. Judi Kilgallon gives her initial reflections on the drive for action and how the Improvement Service…

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Hyper-local for Covid recovery in Waltham Forest

Officers at Waltham Forest share their insights from developing new ways of working with the community to respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post