Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?


Covid-WIRED: Mapping the evidence on the unequal wellbeing impacts of the pandemic

The Covid Wellbeing Inequalities Research Evidence Dashboard is a new and unique online dashboard looking at emerging research on the impact of the pandemic on different populations and outcomes. Joanne Smithson explains how local government can make use of the data to reduce local inequalities and improve wellbeing.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting

The Future of Public Service Broadcasting, a report from the  Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, examines funding, the public service remit, and technology platforms in a context of rapidly changing, and growing, broadcasting models. Its findings and implications for democratic engagement are discussed in this briefing.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Greener towns focus for new strategic partnership

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Green Action Trust, introduces the new strategic partnership between the Green Action Trust and Scotland’s Towns Partnership which is set to boost environmental outcomes in towns the length and breadth of Scotland.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

North Kelvin Meadow: insights into community empowerment in action

North Kelvin Meadow, an ex-football pitch where development was stopped by Glasgow City Council, now hosts an urban wild land run by a community group. The space – which includes allotments, an orchard, and play areas – has a positive and far-reaching impact on an area of Glasgow.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog
Members & Global Local

Recognising the importance of our uplands to our water supply

In the following briefing, we examine the potential for collaboration between communities that are the source of much of our water supplies, taking a specific look at such collaboration in County Kerry.

Ireland Briefing With case study

Letting the grass grow!

Anna Perks, Biodiversity Officer at Falkirk Council, blogs for us on Falkirk’s new approach to managing public greenspaces to tackle climate change, improve biodiversity, and balance competing demands.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog