Winners of the Chambers Ireland 2023 Excellence in Local Government Awards

An awards ceremony which showcases the high level of best practice in Irish local government, LGIU Ireland was pleased to participate in the judging and coverage of Chambers Ireland 2023 Excellence in Local Government Awards. In this article, we bring you the winners in the 15 categories to showcase the high level of best practice…

Ireland, Northern Ireland

A Tasmanian blueprint for a collaborative approach to local government reform

Tasmania’s independent Review Board recently released its final report, setting out a long-term blueprint for reforming the structure of the local government system to better meet the future needs of the Tasmanian community. In this article, Professor Richard Eccleston briefly unpacks the report and shares his optimistic view of the blueprint.


Vlog: What if local government were funded properly?

In this 10-minute video explainer, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West and Dr Greg Stride from the Local Democracy Research Centre get together to discuss all things local government finance – including the big question around financial sustainability for the sector.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

HOUSE! – Sustaining the Arts Winner in Chambers Ireland 2022

Saving the best till last in our series on the winners of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2022, this article from Galway County Council details the background to “HOUSE”, a fun-filled aerial spectacle with circus, theatre and drive-in bingo.

Ireland With case study

Three key questions for local government finance in Scotland

To mark the launch of a research project on the State of Local Government Finance in Scotland, LGIU and Solace hosted a roundtable discussion with senior Officers in Scottish local government to give a “behind the scenes” picture of local government finance in Scotland.


The Holiday, Activity and Food programme in action across Wyre

This interview with Carol Southern from Wyre Borough Council highlights their successful Holiday Activity and Food programme. We get into the finer details around how Wyre operates the clubs, builds important partnerships and utilises the reach to positively impact the children and families most in need of support.

England & Wales With case study

Public health 101: the FAQ

This explainer highlights the importance of UK public health services in tackling deep-seated health inequalities. In a Q&A style, it outlines the level of spending and pressures public health services have been under and how councils can manage and promote public health initiatives.

England & Wales