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The big news

While we try to keep this newsletter truly global and truly focused on local government, we don't think anyone will have failed to miss that there was a little kerfuffle in the UK parliament over the last few days. Jonathan Carr-West reminds us that local government is keeping the show on the road. Read more.

The bigger news

Cllr Awards is now open for nominations! Oh yes! Our annual awards scheme for councillors in England, Wales and Scotland is now taking nominations for Community Champion, Young Councillor, Resilience and Recovery, Lifetime Achievement Award and Leader of the Year. Nominate now.

Do you know an amazing councillor who is not from England, Scotland or Wales? Or maybe you are one? Look out for more information on how you can submit to our Global Local Leadership Showcase.

Global Local quarterly round-up

Our quarterly round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past few months.

For the next quarter of Global Local, we’re looking for your stories! Help us share insights and case studies with your global local government colleagues – get in touch here

How local government can save the world

The recent keynote address from LGIU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West at the 2022 Australian Local Government Association conference explored how it is only local government that can rebuild trust in democracy and meet the public policy challenges of the 21st century – but a global learning network is needed to do so.

Our round-up of a month of Civic Pride

For Pride month, local governments around the world celebrated inclusivity and equality. Our new round-up also includes an interview with Steve Taylor, Secretary General of Copenhagen Pride, about building better Pride and local government relationships.

Quote of the week

I absolutely love LGIU and it is heavily used in the library. We often include LGIU briefs in our fortnightly current awareness product. I'm not sure how widely LGIU is used across government, but I promote it every chance I get.

Parliamentary librarian in Australia

LGIU staff picks

🎧 Listen: It turns out Alice Creasy, Jonathan Carr-West and Ingrid Koehler are all listening to the podcast The Rest is History. A very recent series on the US Civil War and a fairly recent series on Australian Prime Ministers have come up in staff meetings lately.

📖 Read/🎧 Listen: Our Events Coordinator Simone Short is clearly in a gardening mood. She's been reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants which she describes as "a gorgeous intersection of indigenous spirituality, ecology, gift economy, community, language, etc." and she's been listening to the podcast Black in the Garden as "inspiration for my community gardening project".

Our Re-Tweet of the Week

From small towns (Cujik) to big cities (Utrecht) and from off street paths to highway interchanges, follow the red carpet rolled out to make bicycles feel like the most important user of our largest public space (roads). @tunameltzer

More from LGIU

How to write a plan – a guide for policy officers (free with sign-in)

On 5 May, new councillors were elected in more than 200 local authorities in Britain. Many policy officers across England, Scotland and Wales are now bracing themselves for what comes next. This handy guide from LGIU Associate Felicity Burton (with her years of experience writing, reviewing and supporting councillors to write plans) gives us a step by step plan for how you can support newly elected councillors to put their own stamp on local policy. Check out LGIU’s extensive resources and training for new councillors.

Find out more about LGIU membership (we need a new landing page!!). Not signed up yet? Create an account here to take advantage of one of our three levels of access, Corporate, Global and Follower supporting local government every day.

LGIU upcoming events and training

Understanding strategic thinking

Online | Tuesday 12 July | 10.00-15.00 BST

Get the tools you need to influence your team and implement your plans in this highly interactive training. Open to all. Member discount.

Global Local Exec Panel

Online | Thursday 28 July 2022 | 08:30 UK/Ireland 08:30 UK/Ireland | 17:30 AEST

Join LGIU, the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and a panel of council Chief Executives from across the globe as we discuss planning for biodiversity and creating green spaces in urban areas. (Member only)

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Ireland: Schools urged to sign up to Picker Pals programme

Schools across Limerick are being invited to participate in this year's Picker Pals programme, funded by Limerick City and County Council and the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications. More than 1,400 children from 60 schools across Limerick are currently participating, and the programme's creator, author Patrick Jackson, says children "are the best ambassadors for environmental issues; they understand the connection between preventing litter and the benefits to people and animals".
Limerick Leader

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