In this blog, Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, weighs in on Scottish Government’s recent launch of a £70m Recycling Improvement Fund.
State of the Locals in England and Wales – the results
New councillor? LGIU is here for you
State of the Locals in Scotland – the results
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries’ Divine Illumination Project: Chambers Ireland Commemorations & Centenaries award winner
Dún Laoghaire’s Oratory to the Sacred Heart was built to celebrate the end of the Great War and memorialize the local Irishmen killed in battle. The Divine Illumination Project aimed to highlight the Oratory for both local and international audiences, winning an award at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2020.
Local government has always been at the forefront of tackling the climate emergency. And now, writes Malcolm Powers, councils are key to delivering at fairer, sustainable economic recovery from Covid.
In this blog LGIU’s Kim Fellows explores the cycle of emotions associated with enduring a year during the pandemic, from the sadness of seeing grandchildren grow up through a window, to worry over the future of the country and inequality of impacts, to hope at the resilience of communities.
Cork City Council’s Social distancing park ranger programme: winner of the Chambers Ireland Community Engagement award
Realising the implications of the restrictive measures announced for lockdown, Cork City Council’s Covid-19 Response Team made an immediate decision to ensure its parks and amenities continued to remain open for public use. A park ranger programme ensured the general public could enjoy parks in a safe manner while promoting social distancing among users.
LGIU’s Alice Creasy provides a personal reflection of the past year of the pandemic, emphasising the transition from the initial appreciation of the opportunities of home working and the slow life to how the mental health impacts of lockdown and winter crept up.
Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Government Relations Advisor for Scotland’s Construction Industry Training Board, talks us through Scotland’s new commitment to net zero by 2045. What changes and training will we need to see in the workforce and what will be local government’s role?
An audio exploration of our week of reflection. Interviews with Cllr Abi Brown, writer Karen Campbell, and LGIU staff. Hosted by Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West
LGIU’s Alice Creasy talks to Jacqueline Cassidy, Director of Place2Be for Scotland and Wales. Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years of experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.
Jonathan Silver is the Head of Clinical Engineering at a major London teaching hospital trust. These are extracts from a personal account he has been writing of his experiences in an intensive care unit throughout the pandemic.