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.
Showcasing Good Practice: Local Government climate change case studies
Equality in Health and Economic Outcomes
New councillor? LGIU is here for you
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.
A book written to celebrate difference is being used by Cork City Libraries to support families with hearing impaired members to enjoy story time together.
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.
Andrea Grochowski, Future Energy Communications Officer for Shetland Islands Council, explores some of the many exciting renewable energy projects underway across Shetland.
This blog explores the success of Falkirk Council’s ‘Analogue to Digital Telecare’ project, which won the Digital Communities Award at the Herald’s Digital Transformation Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.