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And Finally...

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Welcome to 'And finally'

We're debuting our And finally newsletter this month and this is the second edition – we hope you like it and find it useful! Please send any feedback or suggestions for future editions to us at info@lgiu.org, we'd love to hear from you.

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More from LGIU

Tech for community engagement

This week's free Global Local: In brief looks at how technology can be used to support better community engagement.

With Global Local In Brief you get the gist. For less than $1 a week upgrade to a full Global Local subscription and get the whole picture.

What the Queen's death might mean for the commonwealth

Check out this guest post from Lucy Slack, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Local Government Association, discussing what the Queen's death might mean for the Commonwealth.

Tell us your story

We love highlighting your work to local government colleagues around the world. Find out which stories we're looking to feature in future Global Local editions and how best we can work with you to share your important experiences.

Follow the money

Dr. Andrew Walker, who leads the LGIU's Local Democracy Research Centre outlines their latest project looking at the links between finance, governance and innovation within systems and across countries. Find out more and how to get involved with our research.

LGIU staff picks

Weekly highlights of what we're reading, watching or listening to that we thought you might like, too. What do you recommend?

📖 We recently had our staff away day full of team-building training. Inspired by this, Simone Short, our Events Co-ordinator picked up The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni at a charity shop at the weekend. She says, "We went through the Lencioni model at our strategy day and I was inspired to snag it!"

📚 Jonathan Carr-West our Chief Executive had a whole summer reading list that he shared with us. It looks really impressive, but how much did he really read?

Tweet of the Week

We love the idea of a municipal heroes playlist. Michael is a former Louisville, Kentucky, USA data lead and still works with local government on mobility data. Go on, help him out!

Exclusive policy briefings

Our latest Membership and Global Local subscription briefings:

Global Local Bulletin: Do you love them as a tourist, but hate them as local gov member? Short-term rental accommodation and how to regulate them, global best practice.

For LGIU corporate members and Global Local subscribers.

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LGIU events and training

In-house training

It's never too early to support new councillors! King's Lynn and West Norfolk, a district council in England, has booked in-house training for next June to support their potential new intake from the May 2023 elections with some scrutiny and questioning skills.

Looking for some training? Learn more about how we can design an in-house curriculum to meet your council’s needs or get in touch via training@lgiu.org to create something customised to your needs.

COP-26 One Year On One year on from COP-26, LGIU and VLGA bring you a panel of international council Chief Executives to discuss what's happened in the last twelve months and the ongoing implications for local government of the COP-26 discussions and resolutions. Register your interest today.

And finally...

This story made us smile. 

Shoppers shocked as sheep guided through Glasgow streets

Shoppers were shocked on Saturday afternoon after spotting a man walking two well-trained sheep on leashes down a busy Glasgow street. The animals were seen strolling along Buchanan Street on Saturday afternoon by a man wearing a cowboy hat and carrying a long walking stick.
Daily Record / Glasgow Live

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