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Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. To mark No Disposable Cup Day, Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

In Conversation With… Karyn McCluskey, Community Justice Scotland

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks to Karyn McCluskey, Chief Executive of Community Justice Scotland, all about prevention, justice and resilience. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself and about Community Justice Scotland? I am the chief executive of Community Justice Scotland. I had a bit of a strange background getting here, I trained…

Scotland Blog Post

The number of people dying on the streets shows how much we need a coherent, preventative and properly funded homelessness strategy

The number of deaths among rough sleepers increased significantly in 2018. This shows the vital importance of a coherent, preventative and properly funded homelessness strategy.    The Office for National Statistics has released figures showing that 726 people died while sleeping rough in 2018. This is an unprecedented rise of 22% from the previous year,…

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 27th September – Keeping the show on the road

This week’s LGiU Fortnightly sees the return of Andrew Walker, who has been away finishing his PhD thesis over the summer. Andrew and Ingrid run through LGiU’s latest briefings, covering special educational needs and disabilities, housing, and prison funding. They also discuss the political uncertainties of Brexit and Parliament’s prorogation, as well as the party…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

Council Surgeries on TellMeScotland

TellMeScotland, Scotland’s national public information notices portal which allows public notices to be published in a single online location, has started listing council surgeries. Alison Clark-Dick of the Improvement Service tells us a bit about the new service and how councillors can utilise it.

Scotland Blog Post

Autumn learning and development programme

LGiU’s Learning & Development Manager Barry O’Brien outlines our autumn programme of Learning and Development Events.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

LGiU Quarterly Snapshot

A quick look ahead at the how LGiU is helping you to navigate the issues facing local government after a turbulent summer and an equally uncertain Autumn.

England & Wales Blog Post

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone

LGiU’s Kim Fellows blogs about climate change and what retailers, citizens and governments at all levels can do to tackle it – and why haven’t we done anything until now?

England & Wales Blog Post

How can councils support the LGBT+ community?

Councils across the world support Pride and the LGBT+ community every year, but what about in Northern Ireland? LGiU’s Isla Whateley blogs about her experiences volunteering with Belfast Pride and how local government there supports Pride despite the region’s difficulties

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 13th Sept – Brexit planning for councils

As the 31st October approaches, councils across the country are preparing for a no-deal Brexit scenario – with very little guidance and minimal resources. As a major import centre for animal feed and pharmaceuticals, Cllr Tudor Evans, Leader of Plymouth City Council, tells us about his concerns for managing increased traffic through the city’s port,…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast