England & Wales, Global Communities and society, Public health

LGIU Fortnightly 22 May: Building back better


How is our thinking changing and our focus shifting as we move along the pandemic curve? We hear from Cllr Abi Brown, the Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council about the importance of thinking space and the challenges of response and recovery. We also hear from a husband and wife who lived through the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. They tell us what it felt like to emerge from an epidemic and provide insight into whether it’s possible to return to a new normal that builds on the lessons we’ve learned in the pandemic.

Hosted by Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler. Interviews with Cllr Abi Brown and Amanda and Aruna Bangura.

Links mentioned in the podcast:

  • Covid-19 resource page – including information about how to sign up for our pandemic bulletin
  • Post-Covid councils – our strategic framework for thinking about the next stages of local governance and public service delivery
  • Democracy deferred? Elections and engagement during and after the pandemic.


LGiU Fortnightly is LGiU’s in-house podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need in a way that works around your busy schedule – let us know what you think by tweeting us @LGiU


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