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What to expect from the budget on Wednesday?

What to expect from the budget on Wednesday? LGiU will be providing our usual on the day briefings and comment to give our members an instant take on the announcements relevant to local government. There have been some hints already leaked to the press and the usual swirl of rumours. We’re expecting some announcements on…

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Highlights from C’llr Achievement Awards 2017!

On Tuesday 7th November we hosted our eighth annual C’llr Achievement Awards! We were delighted to be joined at the beautiful Guildhall by so many new and familiar faces from across English and Welsh local government. Congratulations to our award winners and to all those who were shortlisted – you are a credit to your…

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Viewpoint – What makes a walking city and why do we need them?

Following the publication of Building Connected Communities, our research with the Ramblers looking at how councils can build better connected, walkable places, Holly Smith of Living Streets discusses what makes a city walkable.   A legacy of designing our towns and cities around cars rather than people has left us less healthy, our roads more congested,…

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Building Connected Communities

The drive to build more houses is important. But it is vital that we focus on quality as well as numbers. We have to build good places for people to live, which are well connected and encourage residents to walk and spend time outside. Our new report, in partnership with the Ramblers, has found that…

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Reflections from the AILG autumn training seminar 2017

LGiU Ireland’s Hannah Muirhead attended AILG’s Autumn 2017 training seminar in Sligo last week. Here, she reflects on the experience and shares some of the key points that were made during the two-day event.

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Wolverhampton Policy Café

t LGiU we’re keen to have more – and better – conversations with our members. As part of this, we’re holding a series of short, lunchtime events (Policy Cafés) around the country. This month we were in Wolverhampton talking smart city strategies - Charlotte Maddix tells all.

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Viewpoint: BREXploration

Brexit will have numerous consequences for local government, Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council says that councils must make themselves heard in the negotiations and discusses a recent event aimed at giving voice to North East Councils.

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