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Viewpoint: Engaging Londoners, changing London

October 10, 2016 by LGiU

Three years ago Changing London was set up with the aim of capturing and debating ideas from London's citizens about what they wanted for their city in the future - David Robinson, one of the founding members explains why and what happened.


Viewpoint: Drawing together – the Big Draw Festival

October 6, 2016 by LGiU

The Big Draw is a national arts education charity that promotes visual literacy and the universal language of drawing – in its broadest sense - as a tool for learning, expression and invention. Director Kate Mason explains, as she introduces their Big Draw Festival taking place this month.


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Viewpoint: Are older people paying the price for social care cuts?

September 19, 2016 by LGiU

The problems of the NHS do not exist in a vacuum. Older people are getting caught between the cogs of a complex and under-resourced system that is struggling to offer the right care, in the right place and at the right time. A new report from The King's Fund explores…

Viewpoint: Parks are at a tipping point

September 15, 2016 by LGiU

Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, discusses the crisis facing our parks and the challenges faced by the local authorities in managing our green spaces. Parks are on the national agenda at the moment. The publication of the recent Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) report ‘State of UK Public Parks…

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Viewpoint: Health and Wellbeing – A Standard for Humans!

September 1, 2016 by LGiU

Paul Chatwin, associate at engineering consultancy Cundall, talks about the launch of a new building standard that recognises the wellbeing of its occupants. Isn’t it nice to talk about a subject that people are interested in. Over the past decade we have had various sustainability rating tools, all with eye…

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CTSI: Workforce Survey 2016

August 24, 2016 by LGiU

The Chartered Trading Standard’s Institute’s workforce survey 2016 provides the most concise and up to date information available on the state of local authority trading standards services operating across England, Scotland and Wales. The final report provides factual information on trading standards budgets, staffing levels, specialist skills and structure within…


New for C’llr Awards 2016: Local Trust’s Community Collaborator category

August 17, 2016 by LGiU

Debbie Ladds, chief executive of Local Trust, introduces this year’s new category for C’llr Achievement Awards 2016: Local Trust’s Community Collaborator Award. Who is it for and why does it matter? At the Local Government Association conference in July 2016, we invited local and national political leaders and others to debate…


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