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Oxford’s citizens’ assembly on climate change

Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, spoke to LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler recently for the LGiU Fortnightly episode on climate emergency in local government. To provide a little bit more information about the citizens’ assembly, Oxford City Council has provided a FAQ:

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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,…

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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.

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Under pressure

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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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