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Engaging communities in recovery

This write-up outlines the key discussion points from LGIU’s second webinar in our Post-Covid Councils series, Place and Community, which took place on Tuesday, 15th September.

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

Starting school in September 2020: catching up and recovery

One of the hardest tasks resulting from the closure of all schools for nearly all pupils at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic was reopening them again for all pupils. The briefing looks at two research papers and other guidance on the issue.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Followers

Resilience and Recovery 2020-2021: Ireland’s plan for living with Covid-19 and the expanding role of the local government system

This briefing examines the Irish Government’s medium-term plan for addressing Covid-19, focusing on the ongoing and potentially expanded role of local government. It has been prepared with a clear recognition that local authorities have a crucial role in lowering infection rates at local levels, while ensuring resilience.

Global, Ireland Briefing

Post-Covid Councils: Place and Community

Place and Community is the second pillar to be launched of the LGIU’s Post Covid Councils project. The theme is fundamentally about relationships – relationships between place, local economies and people, and between place, people, communities and equality.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

In conservation series: Lessons from UK COVID-19 response

This update introduces a recent interview with LGIU Australia content commissioner Merle Zierke and Councillor Chapman-Allen, Leader of the Breckland District Council in England, to understand just how COVID-19 has impacted local government in England, and how local governments have responded thereby.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog
Members

How councils are helping to revive UK coastal towns

In the last few months, some seaside towns have been struggling to cope with an unexpected influx of visitors, while others saw tourism revenue fall. But what are their long term prospects? We look here at the steps councils are already taking to ensure coastal areas have a brighter future.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing