As we open Black History month, Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia writes about the launch of a new campaign by the council and the community to raise a monument to John Archer, the first black mayor in London.
Re-use derelict land to support economic growth and wellbeing
Central-local government relations are becoming the principal site of conflict in the politics of the pandemic
LGIU Fortnightly 9th October: Cllr Peymana Assad, Obama Foundation Young Leader
Alexandra Sufit from the Social Mobility Commission is calling on local government to share our stories of supporting opportunity and social mobility through employment and work with partners.
As the country faces the fall-out from Brexit, a second wave and limited funding for councils, Jonathan Carr-West predicts doom and gloom this autumn if central government doesn’t stand back and allow local government to take the lead in his latest column for the Municipal Journal.
Last year, the process by which Bristol formed its 2020/21 Budget was described as best practice by the Head of Consultancy of the Centre for Public Scrutiny. So what is it that Bristol is doing right? In this blog, Cllr Clive Stevens talks us through the process.
Niall Alexander, Affordable Credit Consultant and Associate with the Carnegie UK Trust, writes on how the pandemic has affected loans, outlining new findings from Carnegie UK Trust and Community Finance Solutions’ survey of not-for-profit affordable credit lenders.
Natalie Heritage, Covid-19 Support Officer at Wiltshire Council, talks about the value of partnership working with the voluntary and community sector through Covid-19 and looking beyond.
In this week’s episode, Ingrid and Jonathan discuss the latest pillar in LGIU’s Post-Covid Councils project, Place and Community, which launched last week. The episode features presentations from LGIU’s Janet Sillett and Jane Sankarayya who spoke at our Place and Community webinar, plus, Andy Johnston talks to Jim Savege, the Chair of SOLACE Scotland and…
James Bonner has written previous LGIU briefings on sustainable mobility and active travel, including on Scottish Government’s ‘Spaces for People’ programme rolled out during the Covid-19 pandemic. He reflects on his experiences in Glasgow during the pandemic and how they align with previous active travel writing.
LGIU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks to Cllr Gavin Corbett, Green councillor for Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart in Edinburgh, about Covid-19, tourism, canals, and how we might be heading from the ‘Covid-19 frying pan’ to the ‘climate change fire’.
At our 2nd Local Government Book Club, we’ll discuss John Boughton’s Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing. This member-only event is an opportunity to discuss a book of local government interest in a friendly and informal online session and to share experience and practice.