Topic: Covid-19

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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
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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 With case study

Restricting rebellion

As the most recent form of environmental activism looks to be curbed by new legal restrictions, we must question if now is really the time to ignore the voices calling for a more sustainable future, writes LGIU’s Alice Buszard.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Save our centres – why working together is more important than ever

Cllr Vaughan Moody and Cllr Andrew Polson, Joint Leaders of East Dunbartonshire Council, highlight the successes of the Scotland Loves Local campaign and other local initiatives in the region in supporting town and village centres.

Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Understanding community resilience in our towns – Hopeful Towns

There is a growing divide in economic fortunes and political values between the UK’s cities and towns. This report from Hope Not Hate focuses on the resilience of towns to social changes brought by immigration and diversity. Social and economic challenges can make places more susceptible to toxic political narratives.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Getting a school place – changes to arrangements in England

The Department for Education in England is proposing to make changes to way children are admitted to school. This briefing looks at the proposals as well as other recent guidance on the pupil admission arrangements.

England & Wales Briefing
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How are local government budgets responding to COVID-19?

Local governments are under pressure from their communities to minimise rate increases and provide stimulus packages for their local economies during the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing is focussed on how Victorian local governments have responded to COVID-19 in their 2020-21 budgets, based on a survey undertaken by Local Government Finance Professionals, a peak body that…

Australia Briefing With case study