England & Wales, Global Communities and society, Culture, sport and tourism, Public health

LGIU Fortnightly: Covid-19, common problems and common spaces


We’re meant to stay home to save lives, but with glorious Spring weather in the northern hemisphere, some people are finding the outdoors too tempting. Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler take the podcast outside this week with reflections on public space, this common experience and the safe and appropriate use of the commons.

We talk to Cllr Jack Hopkins the leader of Lambeth Council on why they shut down Brockwell Park and how we need to behave to keep it open. We also talk to Plymouth Council leader Tudor Evans on compliance there and find out how he’s been supporting the local economy with his fishing cookery videos. And we hear from Shirley Sessions, the Mayor of Tybee Island, a coastal resort community in Georgia, USA about their decision to close the beaches and what it means to this tiny community to have the decision overturned by the Governor of Georgia.

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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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