Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

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Briefings 2015: policy and practice

We are looking back here to 2015 - the briefings represented give some idea of the wide range of issues covered, but also highlight key themes, and point to what will be dominant in 2016.

England & Wales Briefing
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Moving the Goal Posts: poverty and access to sport for young people

Concentrated poverty and deprivation is a significant barrier to participation in community sport. This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations of a LSE research study commissioned by the sports charity Street Games on poverty and access to sport

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From Ebb to Flow: how entrepreneurs can turn the tide for Britain’s seaside towns

From Ebb to Flow: how entrepreneurs can turn the tide for Britain's seaside towns makes the case that to succeed, seaside towns must nurture local entrepreneurs, attract enterprise and forge new identities. Devolution will improve coordination and innovation and good digital and physical infrastructure is crucial.

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The Spending Review and Autumn Statement

Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his second spending review since 2010 and the first under a majority Conservative Government. The statement combines the Spending Review and the Autumn Statement.

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Switched on councils: Show us your lights

It’s almost that time of year again, when the festive lights are #switchedon around the country. We want to capture these glittering moments of civic pride in photo and short video. We’ll be choosing nominees based on the following categories and LGiU members will pick the winners. Best local link – decorations or celebrity guests with…

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What does the spending review and new sports strategy hold in store for community sport?

How can grassroots sport deliver wider social goals and how can it be funded? Should funding decisions be decentralised to councils? We look here at the government’s new strategy for community sport consultation, at the sector’s and local government’s response to it, and at a variety of case studies

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Celebrating older people

Today is Older People’s Day in the UK and the UN International Day of Older Persons and this weekend it’s grandparents day.  I’ve spent the last year or so deep into social care policy. Frankly, it’s all been a bit doom and gloom. Key to Care focused on the grim circumstances of working in home…

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Briefing: A New Strategy for Sport (Government Consultation)

The Government has launched a consultation on a new cross-sector strategy for sport which aims to ensure public funding is better directed at organisations that can boost participation in sport as a means to improve people’s life outcomes. Local authorities have an important role to play as this briefing identifies.

England & Wales Briefing