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And Finally... 21 Oct. 22
Our new weekly round-up of shareable resources!
Welcome to 'And finally'
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Modern slavery and the role of local government
During this Anti-Slavery Week, we've opened up our Global Local Bulletin's resources to all readers to find out how councils around the world are helping to prevent and detect modern slavery and human trafficking and help victims to freedom and reintegration into the community.
CCLA and LGIU Cllr Awards
You may have heard something about another leadership change of the UK government... Never mind, local government in England and Wales is still there everyday providing for local people. To recognise the inspirational work of councillors day in and day out - it's Cllr Awards.
🏆 The winners are in…Last night, against the background of the ancient Roman Baths and the splendid Guildhall with hosts Bath and North East Somerset Council, the winners of the 2022 Cllr Awards in England and Wales were unveiled. Hear all about the incredible shortlist and winners here.
More from LGIU
Global local podcast: Community assemblies and climate action
For this episode of the Global Local podcast, LGIU’s Freya Millard chats with Elke Weissmann and Belinda Tyrrell from the Edgehill University about their recent project on using citizen assemblies to address climate change on a local level. The project examines the motivators and communication needed to encourage citizens to invest in tackling the impact of climate change in their local area.
Can't get enough of Cllr Awards? Catch up with the winners and see the photos from Cllr Awards in Dundee last week.
With the deadlock at Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government dragging on, this article documents the importance of local governance in NI and the role and potential of councils in relation to the current impasse at Stormont with a focus on Belfast City Council.
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?
This week we're focusing on local museums, because next week our Global Local Bulletin focuses on museums and local heritage.
Many of our staff have very recently enjoyed visiting the Roman Baths - ancient baths...and a museum where we hosted the reception for Cllr Awards.
Andrew Walker, our Head of Research, has been enjoying the Horniman Museum in South London, with his young family. He particularly mentioned the musical instrument room where there's a place kids can be hands-on and the butterfly house.
Our Head of International Operations, Hannah Muirhead recently visited the Museum of Cinema in Turin, Italy. It looks amazing and there's even a VR virtual tour (also pretty good on a regular screen) of their Diabolik exhibition.
What's your favourite local museum? Let us know on Twitter!
Exclusive policy briefings
Our latest Membership and Global Local subscription briefings:
- Moving the reform of children’s social care from rhetoric to action, Scotland, open to corporate members
- England policy round-up: August/September 2022, open to corporate members
- The state of workforce planning in Australian local government, open to corporate members
- Global Local: Community Planning open to Global Local subscribers and corporate members
- Reform of Ireland’s Planning Appeals Board, open to corporate members
- Understanding the key priorities for council leaders in a post-Covid environment, Australia, open to corporate members
- Housing and planning round-up October 2022, UK, open to corporate members
Check out our website for all the articles and resources mentioned in this newsletter and much more. Some of the links above will take you to member-only content – if you are with one of our member organisations, create your free member website account and use everything we have.
Not a member? There’s still a wealth of local government content for you – create a free website account for non-members and be part of our global local government community.
LGIU events and training
Being inclusive leaders means making equality and diversity part of everyday work.
This is about new ways of working with people in the organisation and in the community to energise and support leaders who want to lead with equality and inclusion as core to their leadership practice. Learn how to leverage diversity to transform organisational systems and practices.
Two online workshops relevant for senior managers and officers who want to develop their inclusive leadership practice and / or work in the area of equalities, as well as elected members who want to re-examine equality and diversity policies within their local authority and their leadership role within and outside the council. 1 and 15 November
This story made us smile.
Has anyone seen my rock? Erratic boulders turn out to be a bit erratic
|Help is being sought to track down missing, ancient boulders that were once a leading tourist attraction in Birmingham. Known as erratic boulders, these large rocks were transported over large distances by glaciers and then left stranded after those glaciers retreated. Yet many of the boulders, which a century ago were seen all over the city, have disappeared. Volunteers from the Birmingham Erratic Boulders Project are now urging the public to help them locate dozens of the missing giant rocks.
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