Before the local elections on 5 May there were 66 councils across England, Scotland and Wales were in “No Overall Control”. Some councils have moved in and out of NOC but the figure remains the same post-election. Ingrid Koehler looks at what this means in practice. (updated 12 May)
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
Parts of Australia have suffered devastating flooding in recent weeks. In this article, we highlight how the local government family have rallied to support afflicted councils, acknowledging uncertainty over state and national relief measures.
As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…
Continuing our series on winners of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2021 is Cork City Council, who take us through their community-based health intervention aimed at reducing key barriers to physical activity participation.
This blog contains insights from our recent Ask the Expert session along with the key points from the White Paper.
South Dublin County Council Development Plan Public Consultation picked up the award for Best Practice in Community Engagement at 2021’s Chambers Ireland’s Excellence in Local Government Awards 2021. Here are the details.
We have teamed up with Vuelio to provide a weekly elections bulletin with the latest news and updates, ones to watch and campaign information.
Local authorities play a key role in Community Wealth Building. Gemma Campbell, Land Rights and Responsibilities Manager at the Scottish Land Commission, sets out actions that can be taken in the short and long term to support an inclusive, sustainable, and empowered local economy, where land is used and managed productively and in the public interest.
Put your money where your mouth is: Investing in sustainable regional food systems and communities through public procurement
This blog reflects on a recent event organised by Food for Life Scotland (FFLS) and Sustainable Food Places (SFP). The event brought together a broad range of organisations working on public food in Scotland, all of whom believe that food procurement is of vital importance in building a better food system in Scotland.