A 2011 report on the most effective means of digital communication between councils and citizens.
Local government organisations around the world are adapting day to day procedures and interactions with citizens due to new expectations and possibilities offered by modern technologies for communications. This briefing will identify three different, but complementary, strategies to modernise the relationship between local government and citizens using these technologies.
Evidence has been accumulating that many challenges and barriers are built into the electoral process for people experiencing disabilities. While some measures have been taken to address mobility and visual issues, those with learning difficulties or mental illness are facing particular obstacles that are not yet being addressed.
This briefing summarises the current state of local newspapers and its likely impact on local democracy, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for communities, the voluntary and community sector, policy and democratic services.
There has been concern about the decline in the number of local print newspapers in the UK for seven decades. We examine here the current state of local newspapers and its possible impact on local democracy.
The Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards showcase successful, innovative local authority projects from councils around Ireland. Here, we summarise some of the winning programmes, which make useful reading for those in Scottish local government.
In September the UK Government launched the new UK National Data Strategy to build a ‘world-leading’ data economy and support the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The closing date for responses to its consultation to shape the principles of the strategy is 2 December 2020.
Trends in retail, such as the shift to online and the rise in ‘experience retail’, have had major implications for the role and overall economic health of traditional retail centres and high streets across Australia. While the impacts of the Covid-19 shutdown are yet to be fully understood, social distancing and lockdowns have had a…
How can councils retain lessons learned from the lockdown in maintaining and developing a positive organisational culture in a changed world?
...that provide a bit more information about each of the categories in this year’s Awards. As this very endeavour goes to show, blogs and other online media have increasingly become...