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The role and impact of TV and film production in local economies

The UK is seeing a rapid growth in demand for original content from studios, broadcasters, and streaming services, leading to an increase in local TV and film production. Despite a shortfall of facilities and skilled crew, the development of new production hubs is attracting investment from both national and local government. This briefing explores.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
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The role and importance of local, independent cinemas in communities

This briefing explores how local, independent cinemas play a significant role in establishing a sense of place and providing a personalised, friendly service in communities. They offer social and community benefits, as well as cultural and inclusive advantages. However, they are facing existential challenges and need local government support to survive.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study

From multiplex to cosy screens: A case study of local cinema resilience amidst post-covid challenges

Graves (Cumberland) Ltd is a family-owned cinema company that has been in the Cumbria region for almost 90 years. Despite challenges like the Covid-19 pandemic and changing customer habits, the company has remained resilient with a mixed business model. This case study explores how they provide cinema services that are important for local residents.

England & Wales With case study

Flying the flags: How Liverpool City Council helped host the Eurovision Song Contest

Liverpool City Council’s Claire McColgan, Director of Culture, and Harry Doyle, Cabinet Member for Health, Wellbeing and Culture, discuss Liverpool’s hosting of Eurovision 2023 and the involvement of the city council. It highlights the significance of the Eurovision Song Contest as a major television programme and its impact on local economies.

England & Wales With case study
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Global Local: Gender in policy

This week's Global Local explores the importance of considering gender in policy and applying a gender lens to policy decision-making. This edition will also examine the crucial role of local government in promoting gender equality and addressing gender-based inequalities at the community level.

Gender policy: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how we can promote gender equity through local government policy and community action. You’ll find best practice from India, Slovenia, Belgium and the UK along with plenty of practical policy and resources for more insight and guidance on…

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Building better: inclusive planning to create spaces for everyone

This briefing highlights the importance of inclusive planning in creating public spaces for all, particularly for traditionally underserved communities. It sheds light on the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people, who are disproportionately affected by violence and social exclusion and provides recommendations for councils to support and engage with this community.

England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland
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Gender-mainstreaming in Wien: equality lessons for local government

A case study of Vienna’s gender-inclusive approach to urban planning, highlighting projects such as the Urban Development Plan, Reumannplatz, and Aspern Seestadt. This briefing explores how a gender-sensitive perspective can address traditional inequities, create safer public spaces and promote environmental sustainability.

Global, Northern Ireland With case study
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Global Local: Rewilding

This week's Global Local explores the importance of rewilding in local communities. The edition unpacks how local governments can lead and support rewilding projects, as well as use rewilding as an opportunity for citizen engagement and education about conservation and sustainability.

Funding street trees: collaborative project to green up neighbourhoods

UK-wide project Trees for Streets is encouraging community-led street planting through a sponsorship scheme. This article highlights the national, local and individual need and want for more tree planting in England and explains how the charity works with local councils and their communities to get the best outcome for all.

England & Wales