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LGIU Fortnightly: Covid-19, councillors and community

We talk to new-ish councillor Steve Bridger who’s helping to build community support during the pandemic and another councillor Robert Lamb who is carrying on an extra year following the postponement of the local elections. We hear from Ruthe Isden of Age UK about what we can do to  help the most vulnerable. Our Chief…

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There’s something catching: Councils, public health and Covid-19

This week we take a closer look at public health showcasing our latest bundle bringing together a range of learning about local public health. We also focus on the stresses and strains of dealing with an epidemic. Plus highlights from the LGiU Daily News service and more great content for LGiU Members and Followers.

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LGiU Fortnightly 21 February: Getting your story straight in local government

In this week’s closer look, we see how local government can get its story straight through better media management. We speak with Robin Latchem and Sophie Willett about the decline in local coverage, what the BBC is trying to do turn that around and how we can get important messages out to our local communities.…

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LGiU Fortnightly 7 February 2020: Levelling up in local government?

Andrew and Ingrid take a closer look at our recent work on local government finance, devolution and our latest Brexit bundle as well as a quick peruse of our Daily News from Ireland, Scotland and England. We also hear from Associate Professor of Politics, Patrick Diamond, and his views on what levelling up could mean…

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LGiU Fortnightly 24 January: Devo 2.0 and lessons from Australia

Devo is back but what might it look like this time around? Jonathan and Andrew read the tea leaves. And Ingrid spoke with Luke Nicholls from SGS, our partner organisation in Australia, about local government’s role tackling the devastating recent bushfires.

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LGiU Fortnightly 6th December: GE2019 – What’s at stake for local government?

With the general election looming, we hear from councillors who’ve been out on the doorstep. Cllr Abi Brown, Leader of Stoke-on-Trent, and Cllr Michael Payne, Deputy Leader of Gedling and Chair of LGiU, tell us what this election could mean for local government, what should be prioritised by the new Government and how councils can…

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LGiU Fortnightly 21st November: The return of placeshaping

Can we call it a comeback? The placeshaping agenda has been making a quiet return in town halls across the country, forging ahead without grand frameworks from Whitehall. In this episode, we speak to Liz Watts, Chief Executive of South Cambridgeshire, and Cancer Research UK’s Stacey Arnold.

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LGiU Fortnightly Special: Winners of LGiU England Cllr Achievement Awards 2019

This week LGiU England hosted our annual Cllr Achievement Awards in London, welcoming councillors from across the country to celebrate the amazing work done by the shortlisted councillors and of course our winners. In this special episode, we speak to all the award winners about their work and what winning means to them.

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