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Thanks for your support – see you in 2022!

As 2021 draws to a close we’d like to say thank you to our member councils and all those who have contributed to and supported LGiU Australia. We’ll be taking a break over the Christmas period and look forward to being back with you in the new year.

Australia

Global Local: [true] crime and local government

We bring you a two parter this time. The first half is a great interview with Bradford’s Heather Wilson on how they’re working to help young people avoid crime, with a second half borrowing from the true crime genre with a localgov whodunnit.

England & Wales, Global Podcast

Scottish Government Budget 2022-23

Alice Creasy and Kim Fellows offer their initial thoughts on the Scottish Government’s Budget; more detailed analysis will follow for LGIU members very soon.

Scotland Blog Post

Small island, big ambitions

Andrea Grochowski, Future Energy Communications Officer for Shetland Islands Council, explores some of the many exciting renewable energy projects underway across Shetland.

Global, Scotland Blog Post

From Power to Service Delivery? The politics of ward boundary reform in Chicago

Following on from a 2017 blog, LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead takes a look at the intricate and highly political complexities behind the 2021 ward boundary remap in the City of Chicago and what progress, if any, has been made since the last remap to democratise the process.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Blog Post

And the 2021 winner is…

This Wednesday (24th November), the stunningly elaborate Banqueting Hall at Glasgow City Chambers played host to the 4th annual LGIU Scotland and CCLA Councillor awards. We are proud to announce the winning councillors, and recount some of the happenings from the night.

Scotland Blog Post

Did you miss our post-COP26 event? Catch up here

Our recent webinar considered the key outcomes from the COP26 conference with a specific focus on what they mean for local authorities and how they can be practically achieved and delivered. Watch a recording of the event here, or read our written summary of the discussion.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Supporting prison leavers back into communities

As part of the recent Global Local Recap on crime prevention and rehabilitation, Ana Oppenheim, from the London-based charity Switchback, writes about supporting prison leavers in the community through mentorship and partnerships.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post