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GE17 lite #1

May 18, 2017 by LGiU

Not long now! Over the next three weeks we are going to do the occasional roundup on the blog of what’s going on in election world with links to more indepth coverage in our members’ only policy briefings and other LGiU material.


Viewpoint: Run together

May 16, 2017 by LGiU

Carol Grant finds lessons in the Parkrun story about the value of investing time and effort into collaborative relationships and the success that can be achieved when different partners focus on working well together.





Viewpoint: A north powered and shaped by all our fantastic people

February 27, 2017 by LGiU

The Northern Powerhouse is an amazing concept, writes Donna Hall, Chief Executive of Wigan Council. It’s up to us who live and work in the north to shape it to make sure we grow our business base, our housing supply, improve our transport connectivity and upskill our residents to enable…



What’s the big idea?

February 6, 2017 by LGiU

We’ve just sent the latest edition of c’llr magazine to the printers; hard copies will be with our members next week and it will be on our website later this week. Our special focus for the edition is ‘Big Ideas’. Well that’s all very well and nebulous you might think,…


Public service – stories that matter

January 19, 2017 by LGiU

Dawn Reeves is a facilitator and trainer working largely with public sector clients. For the past few years she has been interested in changing the narrative about the public sector, exploring creative ways to tell the real stories from the local government and other public services. She explains the importance…


Viewpoint: A national crisis needs a national response

December 16, 2016 by LGiU

The LGiU and many other commentators have been saying that the adult social care is in crisis – a crisis caused largely by inadequate funding to address social care needs. While councils have largely tried to shield social care from the worst of the cuts, the overall financial picture means…


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