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What’s happening in the world of local government this week?

We’ve compiled together some of the most interesting, newsworthy stories of the last week from the local government sector worldwide. We’re just trialling this service out for now, so let us know what you think.

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Markets: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on the councils working to create markets that are a source of pride to their communities. You’ll find best practice from the UK, Sweden, the USA and the Netherlands, and plenty of useful policy and resources.

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How a council and community partnership delivered a new heart for Hartham

Discover Hartham Common’s bustling atmosphere, where investment in a new play area now attracts people of all ages to create a destination park. A successful crowdfunding campaign and improved council-community relations led to this vibrant hub, showcasing a new community engagement and funding model for others to emulate.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study

Calling time on takeaways?

Since 2021, some 50% of local authorities in England and Wales use planning guidance to restrict fast food outlets. They are by no means a recent policy approach: Waltham Forest Borough Council introduced restrictions on new fast-food outlets as early as 2009, and haven’t approved a planning application for a takeaway since. So how do…

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What’s happening in the world of local government this week?

We’ve compiled together some of the most interesting, newsworthy stories of the last week from the local government sector worldwide. We’re just trialling this service out for now, so let us know what you think.

Global Blog-article

Tackling obesity: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we focus on those who are tackling obesity and creating healthier communities. You’ll find best practice from Finland, the Philippines, Argentina and the Netherlands, along with plenty of practical policy and resources to for more insight and guidance on the topic.

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England local government finance: 2024 survey launch

Dr Greg Stride is leading LGIU’s 2024 state of local government finance report. In this blog, he talks through the history of the survey and how we’re updating it for 2024. 

England & Wales Blog-article

Lessons for England from local government in Japan

In this article, Dr Greg Stride, from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, picks out some key lessons from our recent report on local government finance in Japan. 

England & Wales Blog-article

A glimpse into Nordic obesity policies

Obesity stands not only as a national but also an international health concern affecting an increasing number of people worldwide. Despite the welfare state status of the Nordic countries, they, too, grapple with ever-rising obesity levels. This article aims to shed light on some of the obesity policies and actions implemented in the Nordics.

Global Blog-article With case study