Bolstering democracy in the Covid-19 era
Dig in: the importance of gardens in times of crisis
LGIU Fortnightly 22 July: Countering misinformation
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.
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?
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
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,…
As a busy autumn approaches with party conferences or a potential General Election on the horizon, politicians are under more scrutiny in the public eye than usual. This can add to the normal stress of local government, so councillors should give themselves some extra self-care and support. We have some resources to help.
LGiU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West responds to the UK Government’s spending round. “This Spending Round provides funds for services. And while that is better than not funding services it is not as good as funding local government.”
A thriving community is what everyone in local government aspires to create and that’s exactly what Ingrid found in the beautiful Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells. Hear about the community orchard run by Transition Llandrindod, the life of a Town Crier, the Victorian Festival and how to run a community cafe. We also discuss the turbulent national…
Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Programme – Local Public Services at TechUK writes about the Building the Smarter State Conference – free for the public sector to attend. TechUK and LGiU have also partnered on a series of roundtables on children’s services and technology. We are looking for additional public sector case studies for a forthcoming…