The 2019 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Award for ‘Festival of the Year’ was given to The Dublin Bay Prawn Festival in Howth, one of Ireland’s largest food festivals. Fingal County Council provides us with more information as to how the festival came to be so successful.
Constitutional recognition of Australia’s Indigenous peoples continues to be a matter of intense discussion at the national level. This briefing explores what is currently underway in this policy area as a way of providing a background briefing for local government and discusses what these developments might mean for local government.
Arts Council England has launched “Let’s Create”, its new ten-year strategy to 2030. This briefing summarises its main themes, the response to the strategy, and looks at local examples of culture-led growth and regeneration.
Ingrid Koehler found Valencia, Spain a cycle friendly city that had turned flooding disaster into cultural, sporting and transport opportunity.
Over the last year, 12 Local Delivery Pilots (LDPs) funded by Sport England have been developing new approaches in local areas to build capacity and inspire active lifestyles, the learning from which is relevant not only to those working in the community sports sector but also to a wider range of partners tackling local challenges…
Mayo County Council has been to the forefront of diaspora development and engagement for many years, and the Council has for some years been seeking ways to magnify the human capital and financial resources that emigrants, and their descendants contribute. In doing so, they are a world-leading exemplar of how a local authority can bring…
This briefing, originally produced for Richmondshire District Council in 2018, covers the issue of second homes and holiday lets both in a rural and urban context.
The briefing reviews the Civic University Commission report seeking to encourage a new generation of more genuinely 'civic universities'. What this means for local authorities, their places and communities is explored and developed.
In the eighth instalment exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards we’re taking a look at the winner of the Disability Services Provision category, Monaghan County Council's inclusive playground policy.
This briefing covers the "Strong and Sustainable Communities" category of the 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards - outlining the two winners and runners up.