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Taste Cumbria Food Festival: Boosting local economy and showcasing regional talent

The Taste Cumbria food festival, initiated in 2010 to revitalise Cockermouth post-floods, has significantly grown. This case study explores how the council has leveraged local businesses and tourism to showcase Cumbrian culture. Expanding across towns, the festival boosts the economy, with the 2022 event generating almost £2m. Future plans include further expansion.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study

International local government news 18.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

Global Blog-article

What is a risk manager and what do they do?

In this article, Dr Andrew Walker and Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre outline the role of risk and risk management within local government. They also introduce their new joint research project with Browne Jacobson, seeking the opinions of local authority risk managers on the future of their roles.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog-article

Top takeaways from the Labour manifesto launch

In this article, we examine the main takeaways from the Labour Party’s manifesto to ascertain the initial implications for local government.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article

Top takeaways from the Conservative manifesto launch

This article outlines the LGIU’s topline takeaways from today’s Conservative manifesto launch and the implications for the local government sector.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article

International local government news 11.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

Global Blog-article