Every year NatCen surveys over 3,000 randomly selected people about life in Britain and their views on how the country is being run. The latest survey gives an insight into changing social and political attitudes which will be of interest to local government as community leaders, service providers and employers.
A thriving community is what everyone in local government aspires to create and that’s exactly what Ingrid found in the beautiful Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells. Hear about the community orchard run by Transition Llandrindod, the life of a Town Crier, the Victorian Festival and how to run a community cafe. We also discuss the turbulent national…
The government’s communities framework – ‘By deeds and their results’ sets out what makes a strong community and how best to create one through actions of government and other organisations or partners, including local government.
It’s #CityHallSelfie day in the USA. Our friends at ELGL – Engaging Local Government Leaders – run an annual event celebrating local government love.
This briefing provides an overview of community asset transfer (CAT) in England and Scotland, looking at best practice and recent themes.
This briefing explores how fighting rural depopulation requires an understanding of the root causes in a deep and systematic way, that solutions will require more than earmarked investments and industrial deals, and both rural and urban local authorities can benefit from exploring partnerships.
Local authorities are turning to new methods to meet the need for social housing. Social housing is also increasingly being viewed through a new lens, centred around design and improving the quality of life for the families living in them.
The UK government ‘s Offensive Weapons Act gained Royal Assent in May 2019. This LGIU briefing outlines the key measures in the Act. This briefing will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for finance, young people in general and youth offending teams specifically.
Andrew Brightwell discusses Public Square's work with councils to revitalise citizen engagement with local democracy.
This Briefing looks at how the councils who have recently declared a 'Climate Emergency' can start to consider the next steps that they will take. It focuses on initiatives that have been implemented in Europe; most specifically in Scandinavian countries and France.