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And Finally... 5 May 2023
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This week: ELECTIONS! And quite a bit more! And finally - this isn't your last update from us. We'll be sending one more with final results. Keep an eye on your inbox.
Once again LGIU will be watching the returns and bringing you results and analysis for the 2023 local elections in England. All eyes here for winners, losers and what it means for local government. Including VIDEO update with the localist analysis you won't find anywhere else.
Our welcome message to all new councillors... (and anyone who wants to re-familiarise themselves with LGIU) Forward this newsletter and extend our welcome!
As LGIU begins its fifth decade, it's time to ask some searching questions. Join us on the journey.
LGIU@40 launches a programme of work driven by our core belief in the vital role that local democratic institutions have in creating better places for us all.
Together with our members and the wider sector we will be establishing a set of new ideas about how local government could work better – could be enabled to work better – and how we can build the firm foundations we need to navigate a turbulent and uncertain future.
Latest from Global Local
In this issue of Global Local, we’re looking at how local authorities can help tackle water scarcity and periods of drought.
LGIU articles and comment
With local government elections in Victoria, Australia, set for October 2024, we spoke with Local Government Victoria to find out more about compulsory pre-candidate training, and the benefits for the local government sector.
The importance of green spaces – and blue spaces – for our mental health has become ever more pronounced in the last few years. In this article, Suvi Loponen reflects on some of her personal observations of the importance of green spaces and the differences between Finland and Scotland.
Water conservation is a critical issue for life and for sustainable development. In recent years, Spain has become one of the most water-stressed industrialised countries in the world. The municipal experiences of water conservation in Spain may offer valuable insights for local government experts interested in comparative cases of water usage and conservation.
Country policy roundups
Keep up with key developments in LGIU sister countries with our news, policy and research roundups.
We're making some changes to our ever popular country policy roundups that we think you'll like. Look out for the new style next week!
Exclusive LGIU member policy briefings
Our latest Membership briefings - available to every employee and elected representative at our member organisations.
- Australia Beyond GDP: measuring wellbeing in Australia’s cities and regions
- England Government commissioned research on education and children’s services in England
- UK LGIU guide for new councillors
- Scotland Housing for those with disabilities – local government meeting challenges for 2023 and the future
- UK Das ist interessant! Lessons from Germany on levelling up
- Ireland Rebuilding Ireland: Report by the Local Government Audit Service
- Australia The IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Cycle – Synthesis Report: Every action counts
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LGIU and the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA) are thrilled to gather together senior executives from Ireland, the UK and Australia to explore the long-term financial sustainability and stability of local government.
18 May 2023 - This event takes place at 8:30am BST / 5:30pm AEST
Free for LGIU members and Global Local subscribers (get more than the value of your subscription back by attending just two events!). See our full programme.
This story made us smile.
Dogs at polling stations!
It's become a UK tradition for social media to be flooded with pictures of cute dogs at polling stations on election day. Our own Content Manager Freya Millard shared a snap of her very own, very good, very civic minded boi.
This story normally comes from our Daily News.
Daily News an LGIU member-only service.
Daily News keeps you connected to all the local government stories in the national and regional press.
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