Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, returns for its sixth edition, “Big hearts and open minds”, on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th February 2020, writes Diane Sims.
LGiU Fortnightly 10 January: Unfinished business for a new decade and a new government
Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention
Place shaping (only this time it’s locally led)
With the general election looming, we hear from councillors who’ve been out on the doorstep. Cllr Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent, and Cllr Michael Payne, Deputy Leader of Gedling and Chair of LGiU, tell us what this election could mean for local government, what should be prioritised by the new Government and how councils can…
This week we launched CoCare – the app and information portal for better care – at an extra care facility in Southwark. Find out how you can get involved.
The LGiU Christmas office celebrations often feature a quiz. Try your hand at our picture round for a chance to win one of our coveted LGiU festive mugs.
Levels of trust in the UK government, media and businesses have plummeted over recent years. Sophie Willett, Founding Partner at Willem Communications, blogs for us about why it’s important to engage with the media and how to do it.
Can party manifestos reveal much about the current state and possible future of localism? LGiU’s Janet Sillett looks at what the three main party manifestos have to offer for localism and issues relevant to local government.
LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler visited Bristol to find out what they’re doing to make their city truly child friendly and what that means for us grown-ups.
Cllr Lord Peter Smith, winner of the LGiU’s Cllr Awards Lifetime Achievement Award, recalls Wigan’s journey to innovative public service reform.
Ever since the December General Election was announced, the Spatial Information Service (SIS) have been busy collating up-to-date data about each local authority’s Polling Districts and Polling Places. Simon Roberts, Data and Engagement Specialist at the Improvement Service, blogs about this work in Scotland and its importance.
The next 16 days are designed to draw a focus on the issues of domestic abuse, gender based violence and human rights. We spoke to our recent Cllr Award winner Janet Gardner about her work in this area and take a look at some other local government developments around the world.