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…
LGiU England & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards 2019 – the winners!
And they’re off – election issues 2019
Methil Care Village
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…
Jonathan Wood, Head of Service for Place2Be Scotland, explores the importance of developing a greater understanding of mental health in schools.
Shaheena Din, National Project Manager for the Scottish Empty Homes Partnership, previews the upcoming Scottish Empty Homes Conference.
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,…
The TUC's Silkie Whitworth discusses their new report on the Industrial Strategy: 'Great Jobs in Great Places'.
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…
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.
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.
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.