Ahead of tomorrow’s election Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators, discusses all the behind the scenes hard work that goes into carrying out these local elections.
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As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…
Municipal bonds are a financing tool potentially well suited to address infrastructure investment gaps for local government, having been used by cities in the US to fund large scale, capital-intensive projects since the 1900s. This case study is taken from LGIU’s report Exploring Economic and Enterprise Opportunities from Climate Action.
In 2021, Cavan County Museum continued its commitment to bringing history to life by commissioning the production of two historical short films, picking up the Chambers Ireland Award for Commemorations & Centenaries at the Excellence in Local Government Awards.
We’ve been busy working behind the scenes to make our member services even better. Find out what this means for you and your council.
Following the publication of LGIU’s report, Local Health Systems: Relationships not structures – commissioned by the Local Democracy Research Centre (LDRC) and supported by Browne Jacobson – parliamentarians, council leaders and chief executives gathered to hear about the report’s findings and recommendations for local government moving forward.
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)
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.