Oireachtas report: Feb to March 2023
This is the latest briefing on parliamentary affairs impacting local government. It includes references to key legislation and issues in the Oireachtas between February and March and is a great resource for keeping an eye on Irish Parliamentary matters and how they impact the sector. An in-depth briefing on the new planning legislation will follow.
International school meals day – How Scottish local government is doing their part
To celebrate the work of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and the thousands of caterers who work tirelessly to provide high-quality, nutritionally balanced, sustainably sourced menus, this article from ASSIST FM and Food for Life Scotland reflects on just how far the sector has come.
National Care Service: has this idea become a white elephant that nobody wants to own?
Scotland’s National Care Service Bill has generated quite the reaction, with many urging a re-think and questioning its impact on local government. While the first Holyrood debate on the Bill has been delayed until June, this briefing makes a start by reviewing the principal concerns of local government.
Are community infrastructure benchmarks fit for purpose?
This briefing is the first in a series which looks at community infrastructure planning. In particular, this provides an overview of the current infrastructure benchmarks, how to use them, what to be aware of, and how they need to adapt.
Developer secures site for $160m Brisbane residential tower
Australia Daily News – plus a new Global Local newsletter on international women's day.
DART+ South West route set to enter planning system
Ireland Daily News – plus a new Global Local newsletter for International Women's Day.
BirminghamLive: West Midlands councils plan cuts at same time as tax rises
Tories take over control of Dumfries and Galloway
Scotland Daily News – plus our new Global Local newsletter for International Women's Day.
Half of homeless children forced to move schools
England & Wales Daily News – plus the countdown to local elections 2023 begins!
A rising tide of hostility rocks all boats: political violence, democracy and personal safety
Are we seeing a rising tide of political violence against councillors? As we launch our 2023 election resources, we look at rising levels of hostility and offer councillors, candidates and election staff some sensible support and a call for action and awareness.