The August edition of c’llr is out now. This time we are focusing on connected localism and innovation with a feature that includes articles about the Nesta Creative Councils programme and the One Norbiton neighbourhood community budget pilot.
For the c’llr interview Mark D’Arcy talks to Mary Creagh MP, the shadow environment secretary about flooding.
Elsewhere, there is a look at HS2 – a project that divides opinion up and down the country, with councils along the route either vehemently for or against. Chris Roberts, Leader of Greenwich and Richard Puleston, Assistant Chief Executive at Essex both write about employment and economic growth in their own very different areas of the country. Blackpool leader Simon Blackburn talks about his council’s free breakfast programme for all their primary school children. And a year after the introduction of Police Commissioners we have Trevor Egleton, Chair of the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel, on getting the Panel up and running.
Of course there is more – Mid-Suffolk and Babergh on making shared services work and Jane Martin from the LGO for example. Not to mention some regular favourites: 10 Things You Need to Know (budget setting) and the Postcard from San Francisco.
So take a look! C’llr Magazine August 2013