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Risk and Reward: local government and risk in the new public realm

The report, entitled Risk and Reward, argues that there is a great need for innovation in local government service delivery. A tough spending settlement, a rapidly changing policy environment and increasing pressure on council services all call for greater collaboration between state and citizen. Issues such as population movement, climate change, an ageing population and global financial…

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Neighbourhood Planning consultation

This briefing summarises and comments on the coalition government’s neighbourhood planning initiative, which will be enacted as part of the Localism Bill and is now out for consultation.

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A guide to Neighbourhood Planning

See all blog entries on planning. Neighbourhood planning will give communities the opportunity to organise themselves into forums that can prepare neighbourhood plans and put forward neighbourhood development orders to secure planning permission for developments they support. There are caveats: plans and development orders must be inspected independently and get a majority vote in a…

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What journalists can learn about online engagement from politicians

This article originally appeared on the BBC’s College of Journalism website. Journalists can learn a great deal from some politicians in terms of engagement, collaboration and co-production. With more than 1.1 million Twitter followers, 51,500 Facebook ‘likes’ and 1,000 YouTube subscribers, Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, provides a great illustration of a local politician…

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Community Budgets Prospectus

The prospectus for councils that want to bid for the new community budget pilots (neighbourhood-level and whole-place) has been published. The timescale for submissions is very tight. This briefing summarises and comments on the document.

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Government "call to action" on obesity

This briefing summarises and comments on the government's policy document on obesity and the proposed role for local government.

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Government “call to action” on obesity

This briefing summarises and comments on the government's policy document on obesity and the proposed role for local government.

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C’llr Achievement Awards 2012

LGiU and CCLA are excited to announce that the C’llr Achievement Awards are now open for entries for the 2012 round. Now in their third year, the C’llr Achievement Awards are here to recognise the fantastic work that councillors do to serve their communities and highlight areas of best practice and innovation. We have some…

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Ideas from our General Power of Competence seminar

The other day a group of 20 local government officers and councillors gathered at the LGiU offices to discuss the implications of the General Power of Competence.  In its current form, the new powers in Part 1 Chapter 1 of the Localism Bill will give local authorities the same power to act as an individual…

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