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.
Showcasing Good Practice: Local Government climate change case studies
Equality in Health and Economic Outcomes
New councillor? LGIU is here for you
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.
The day of reckoning in the land of local government is here at last. For months we have been promised the Levelling Up White Paper, but delay after delay kept us in anticipation, until now.
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement award at the England and Wales Cllr Awards 2021, Cllr Sheila Peacock, shares her story of a life in service of her community, filled with impressive achievements that have changed the world around her and made an impact that has already been, and will continue to be, felt for decades.
Climate Festival Officer, Rosanna Harvey-Crawford, discusses the impact of Scotland’s Climate Festival – a Scottish Government funded initiative that aims to engage communities in a national climate conversation and foster support for national climate policy.
Attitudes toward democracy, trust in decision-makers and distrust of media have featured heavily in public discourse recently. Last week Carnegie UK published new data on these issues and this blog discusses the relevance it holds to local government.
This blog post recognises the work of Moray Council’s catering team which has just been awarded the Soil Association’s Food for Life Bronze award – this means that a minimum of 75% of dishes are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients.