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State of the Locals on Friday morning

Your morning round-up from the LGIU team with what you need to know from the local election results thus far.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

New councillor? LGIU is here for you

Whether you’re a brand new councillor or an old hand, LGIU is here to support you to deliver for your local residents. LGIU Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West explains how new councillors can start benefitting from LGIU now.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

And here we go again… behind the scenes of local elections

Ahead of tomorrow’s election Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, discusses all the behind the scenes hard work that goes into carrying out these local elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Tiny houses: a neat homelessness solution or a reminder of the problem?

As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Case study: Green municipal bonds in Massachusetts, USA

Municipal bonds are a financing tool potentially well suited to address infrastructure investment gaps for local government, having been used by cities in the US to fund large scale, capital-intensive projects since the 1900s. This case study is taken from LGIU’s report Exploring Economic and Enterprise Opportunities from Climate Action.

Global Blog Post

Enriching visitor experience through film at Cavan County Museum

In 2021, Cavan County Museum continued its commitment to bringing history to life by commissioning the production of two historical short films, picking up the Chambers Ireland Award for Commemorations & Centenaries at the Excellence in Local Government Awards.

Ireland Blog Post

New features are waiting for you!

We’ve been busy working behind the scenes to make our member services even better. Find out what this means for you and your council.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Local Health Systems: Relationships Not Structures report launch

Following the publication of LGIU’s report, Local Health Systems: Relationships not structures – commissioned by the Local Democracy Research Centre (LDRC) and supported by Browne Jacobson – parliamentarians, council leaders and chief executives gathered to hear about the report’s findings and recommendations for local government moving forward.

England & Wales, Scotland

Who runs the councils in No Overall Control?

Before the local elections on 5 May there were 66 councils across England, Scotland and Wales were in “No Overall Control”. Some councils have moved in and out of NOC but the figure remains the same post-election.  Ingrid Koehler looks at what this means in practice. (updated 12 May)

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post