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?


Clew Bay Bike Trail – Building momentum in Mayo

First in our series of articles exploring the winners at Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, we hear from Mayo County Council on how the Clew Bike trail won the Supporting Tourism Award.

Ireland Blog-article With case study

England policy round-up: December 2022 and January 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from December 2022 and January 2023. After the hiatus of the summer and turmoil of early autumn, government departments are getting back to the usual rhythm of policy business, and there have been some significant announcements.

England & Wales Briefing

A council planned night out? You’re having a laugh.

Dave Lewis from Exeter City Council talks to us about their comedy night and how it’s brought not just laughs but contributed to the culture, heritage and economy of the city.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article With case study

Local listing – securing the future for heritage assets

Why should cash-strapped local authorities be working on protecting and maintaining local heritage? This briefing looks at how our ideas about heritage and local heritage listings have changed in recent years, putting more emphasis on the social benefits of local heritage, such as creating community cohesion and building civic pride.  

England & Wales Briefing With case study

Coastal and Heritage Conservation Clare County Council

In the run up to our Rural and Coastal Issues Global Executive Panel on December 1st, LGIU Ireland hears about coastal and heritage conservation in Clare County Council.

Ireland Blog-article With case study

Cultural sector policy and research round-up Autumn 2022

This briefing provides a round-up of research and announcements related to the arts, culture and leisure sector, covering the new ministerial appointments, Arts Council England’s 2023-26 investment settlement, the energy and cost pressures facing the sector, and audience trends.

England & Wales Briefing