LGiU Fortnightly 16th August – Climate emergency in local government

With councils across the country declaring climate emergencies, we ask a couple of them what this really means for the way they work. Cllr Kevin Maguire, Cabinet Member for Environment in Norwich City Council, [12:30] describes their approach to integrating environmental with social and economic outcomes, and Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council,…

England & Wales, Global Blog Post, Podcast

Show us some LocalGov love selfie style

It’s #CityHallSelfie day in the USA. Our friends at ELGL – Engaging Local Government Leaders – run an annual event celebrating local government love.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Under pressure

Jonathan Carr-West’s latest column in The Municipal Journal.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post

Viewpoint: Councils fighting for decent work

Marcus Johns, researcher at IPPR North, discusses their recent work with northern local authorities to encourage high quality jobs for residents – and what other councils can learn from their experiences. Local authorities can help fight the enduring, severe job quality crisis we are facing. This crisis is characterised by low pay, insecure houses, and…

England & Wales Blog Post

Award-winner’s corner: Shane Hebb

Cllr Shane Hebb of Thurrock Council recounts his experience of winning the Finance and Transformation award at LGiU’s Cllr Awards  2018 last November. Plus we hear about the important financial and cultural work he has carried out within his council role.

England & Wales Blog Post

Viewpoint: Norwich’s striking new council homes

Councillor Gail Harris is Norwich City Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member with responsibility for social housing. Here she explains the story behind the council’s celebrated new Goldsmith Street development, the first council homes to be nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Award-winner’s corner: Iain Malcolm

Place-shaping and Environment Award – Cllr Iain Malcolm As part of our series talking to winners of LGiU’s 2018 Cllr Awards, we hear from Cllr Iain Malcolm, leader of South Tyneside Council. Though he was sadly unable to attend the ceremony, Cllr Malcolm talks about his experience of winning the Place-shaping and Environment Award. What…

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 2nd August – Big ideas for a summer of #localgov

The summer holidays are upon us and perhaps you might have a bit of headspace to think beyond the day-to-day running of your council. But what should you be thinking about? LGiU offers food for thought on some of the meatier, longterm challenges facing local government and wider society – public service transformation, climate change…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

In Conversation With… Cllr James Stockan

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows talks with James Stockan, leader of Orkney Islands Council, about fuel poverty, the Arctic and single authority models.

Scotland Blog Post