Taking part in the European Congress of Local Government earlier this month made me think about how local government across Europe shares so many themes and priorities, writes Janet Sillett. But also about how it is different in every part of the continent – after all local government is both local and universal.
LGiU England & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards 2019 – the winners!
And they’re off – election issues 2019
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Peter Stanyon is the Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators and a former electoral administrator. He highlights the additional frustrations of running two elections at once, one of which was not supposed to happen.
LGiU’s Alice Buszard has been gathering information about all the local elections taking place in England this year – and as she recounts here, it is not a simple task.
LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows chats to Cllr Roddie Mackay, leader of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, about the new Islands Deal, service innovation and much more.
Cllr Liaquat Ali MBE from LGiU member Waltham Forest Council reviews the difference that a specially designed chatbot has made to how the council responds to residents neighbourhood concerns.
In light of the crisis facing the UK retail sector, councils have an integral role to play in shaping the future of these once-vibrant public spaces – and indeed their future financial security relies on business rates income to which retailers have typically been major contributors. This week we bring you ‘3 questions to ask yourself…
Towns have had none of the attention that has been lavished on cities in recent years, writes Janet Sillett. But any solution to help them thrive must see towns as more than a single shopping street.
The Prime Minister’s rather equivocal statement about European elections might leave voters confused about whether or not the UK will go to the polls to elect MEPs on 23 May. But what this means for electoral officers and local authorities across the country is that they must prepare for the poll, whether it happens or…