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?



Cultural sector policy and research round-up Spring 2023

This briefing provides a round-up of research and announcements related to the arts, culture and leisure sector, covering the Spring Budget, organisational changes at DCMS, arts funding analysis from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, the Heritage Fund’s new strategy, and the Commission on Culture and Local Government’s Final Report.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Anyone at home? Second homes and holiday lets in the UK

Higher council tax and licensing are two of the measures being used to tackle the problem of second homes and short-term lets. But how do they help areas that are dependent on tourism? And where house prices are beyond many residents? This new briefing considers the options and implications for local government.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

See Her Elected and the campaign for equality in 2024 local elections and beyond

As part of LGIU’s coverage for International Women’s Day, Dr Michelle Maher, Programme Manager of See Her Elected, discusses how they are working to increase women’s participation in local government, especially ahead of the 2024 local elections.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Blog-article With case study

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