Hyper-local for Covid recovery in Waltham Forest

Officers at Waltham Forest share their insights from developing new ways of working with the community to respond to and recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post

Councils not consulted, notified, alerted to guidance – yet again

Janet Sillett, LGIU’s Head of Briefings, writes on the government’s failure to clearly communicate with local government regarding Covid-19 guidance and around vaccines, as well as a lack of local involvement and accountability from central government. 

England & Wales Blog Post

Transport Innovation at the Highland Council

Cllr Trish Robertson introduces the way the Highland Council is developing its transport network through encouraging active travel, better supporting the public transport network and integrating Electric Vehicle infrastructure.

Scotland Blog Post

The Circular City: building a circular economy in Glasgow

Cllr Anna Richardson, City Convener for Sustainability and Carbon Reduction for Glasgow City Council outlines the importance of the circular economy to the council and how they plan to reduce the city’s waste and the impact on the planet as well as improve living standards for residents in the council’s first circular economy route map.

Scotland Blog Post

Super Thursday – the results in maps

Following Super Thursday and approximately 5000 UK elections, Vuelio and LGIU have created an infographic pack of maps showcasing the results. Click on the links here to download printable maps of Devolved Governance, Local Government and Police and Crime Commissioners.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Levelling up transformatively

In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West reflects on the recent announcements around levelling up and devolution that have come out of Whitehall, particularly given the implications of this month’s local election results.

England & Wales

Longford County Council’s award-winning adoption of remote working technologies in the face of Covid-19

Longford County Council’s innovation and leadership in adopting digital technology to allow councillors to continue to serve their communities throughout the pandemic, including being the first municipal district to hold a virtual meeting in 2020, led to them picking up the award for “Outstanding Initiative through the Municipal Districts” at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local…

Ireland Blog Post

New councillor? Get ready to plan as a team

Former ‘new councillor’ and LGIU associate Chris Hayes has some wise words for new councillors to make the most of their term of office.

England & Wales Blog Post

Scottish Parliament next steps to next term, 2021-26

The new term has begun, with newly elected and returning MSPs inducted into Holyrood this week to be formally approved. But what is happening behind the scenes? Kim Fellows fills us in, reflecting on the priorities and challenges for this term.

Scotland Blog Post

Local elections 2021: Look behind the big story

After last week’s elections, the results paint a complex picture for local government. In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West argues that they tell us more about the influence of local issues – not just national politics – and that dividing the country into convenient blocs can often obscure what’s really happening.

England & Wales