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Citizen Power Peterborough: the Arts and Social Change Programme

September 3, 2015

Citizen Power Peterborough: the Arts and Social Change Programme aimed to use socially engaged art to stimulate community participation and generate new perspectives among leaders of public services. It also sought to support locally based artists to contribute to the city's aspirations.


Pencils, school, education, early years

Blue white spiral - health care round up


Apprenticeships 2015-20: challenges and opportunities for local government

September 1, 2015

This briefing looks at the major challenges facing local government in contributing to the government's ambition for three million new apprenticeships in England to 2020; but also the opportunities to shape and delivery manage this important element of the skills and employment system.

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Weekly Policy Summary, 28 August 2015

August 28, 2015

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Pathfinder Programme: Final Report

August 27, 2015

In order to help with the implementation of the new arrangements for assessing and providing for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilitities, the DfE funded a number of pathfinder programmes. This CSN briefings looks at the final report of the evaluations of the pathfinders.

PCC, police, crime

Knowsley communal garden (image only)

A Community Right to Beauty

August 26, 2015

The inequitable access to beautiful places and spaces is hurting communities. A Community Right to Beauty would create incentives to make new development more beautiful. It could be achieved through amending the planning system and the Localism Act 2011, and by introducing new financial incentives into the development process.

Monopoly houses, building, housing, homes

Disposal of public land for new homes – NAO Report

August 25, 2015

The National Audit Office’s report “Disposal of public land for new homes” assesses the progress the previous government made in meeting its target to release enough public sector owned land to build 100,000 new homes and in doing so support 25,000 jobs by 2015.

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