Sixteen awards were announced at Chambers Ireland’s virtual awards, with Mayo winning Local Authority of the Year alongside 3 thematic awards. This blog outlines the winners of each category and the great initiatives responsible for their success.
The report Libraries in Lockdown: Connecting Communities in Crisis highlights how libraries supported their communities and the vulnerable during the first lockdown through a multitude of online events and calls to local people who were shielding, repositioning libraries as information gatherers and community stewards.
Dr Jenny Peachey, Senior Policy and Development Officer at Carnegie UK Trust, reports on new research on the value of public library services during the lockdown. But what did library services offer, what barriers did they face, and what next for services?
NAIDOC Week celebrations are being held across the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This briefing is an update on an earlier briefing on Treaty developments with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Australia.
This briefing looks at the role and impact of our creative and cultural sectors. This includes understanding the economic and social wellbeing benefits of these sectors, the impacts of COVID-19, and how local governments can help these sectors to lead local economic recovery.
Heritage can bring about social and economic change, support inclusive growth and develop inclusive place-based identities. Heritage policy and economic policy tend to be separate, but could be integrated, playing an important role in tackling the inequalities exposed by Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter protests.
This briefing looks at how Cavan County Council organised an online ‘Cavan Day’ which united the global Cavan family and laid the foundation for a more interconnected Diaspora. We explore both the local and wider policy contexts and some of the challenges of planning in a pandemic.
Scottish Household Survey 2019 is a Scotland-wide face-to-face survey of a random sample of people in private residences. The topics covered are of importance to local authorities as they directly relate to services provision including housing, education, health care and cultural activities.
LGIU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks to Cllr Gavin Corbett, Green councillor for Fountainbridge/Craiglockhart in Edinburgh, about Covid-19, tourism, canals, and how we might be heading from the ‘Covid-19 frying pan’ to the ‘climate change fire’.
This time Jen Glover and Ingrid Koehler discuss the future of work and play in a Post-Covid world. As we wrap up our summer holidays (in whatever form they may have taken), we spoke to Cllr Robert Francis-Davies from the City and County of Swansea about tourism emerging from lockdown. And, as we start thinking…