As we launch our local elections support with 10 weeks to go until the local elections, Ingrid Koehler reflects on trust and how local voting is an opportunity to build trust if we take a few simple steps.
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
We chatted with Cllr Euan Jardine, winner of the Resilience and Recovery award at the Scottish Cllr Awards 2021, to discuss the fundamental role of community-level action during the pandemic and what he hopes to accomplish next.
Put your money where your mouth is – investing in sustainable regional food systems through public procurement
As we move towards the local government election, public procurement is set to be one of the hot topics of discussion. This blog sets out the important role of local authorities in facilitating sustainable procurement and links to an upcoming event on this issue.
Tackling the problem of vacant and derelict land isn’t easy, but working together gives us reasons to be optimistic. Kathie Pollard, Policy and Practice Lead at the Scottish Land Commission, discusses the issue of derelict land and outlines the Scottish Land Commission’s plans for Land Reuse Month 2022.
Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.
This year, Clare County Council won a Chambers Ireland 2021 Excellence in Local Government award for their initiative to restructure its four Municipal Districts (MDs) of Ennis, Killaloe, Shannon and West Clare. Here’s the full story.
Winner of the Innovation and Service Transformation award at the Cllr Award 2021 (England and Wales), Cllr Paul Bell, tells us more about his time in local politics and the causes he passionately advocates for at every opportunity.
This blog introduces some of the challenges linked to central and local government relations globally and highlights related international case studies and lessons from a recent CIPFA report.
In this blog, Diane Sims, Co-organiser at Notwestminster and part of the Democracy team at Kirklees Council, discusses an upcoming event that they hope will inspire the future of local democracy.
The world needs community-based, equitable climate change solutions. Kelly King, Maui County councilmember and co-founder of Pacific Biodiesel, reflects on her experience at COP26 and explores the role of biofuels in supporting a circular economy.