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Policy Café Kirklees: Reshaping local democracy

Start date: 12 Oct 2017

Kirklees has recently published a landmark report about the future of local democracy in their area. The Kirklees Democracy Commission has been investigating what a strong and healthy local democracy should look like in Kirklees for the next generation – and beyond. As part of Local Democracy Week, LGiU and Kirklees are organising a Policy […]


Policy Café Brighton : Growing strong local links

Start date: 19 Sep 2017

The future of devolution is increasingly under question, with the Government’s Industrial Strategy seemingly now taking priority, along with the UK’s exit from the EU. With these shifting priorities in mind, and if formal powers are not forthcoming, how can the Government work with localities to deliver a place-based Industrial Strategy that ensures Brighton & […]



Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 4: Leadership

Start date: 23 May 2017

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders and chief executives to answer some of the biggest questions […]


Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 3: Democracy

Start date: 25 Apr 2017

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders and chief executives to answer some of the biggest questions […]


Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 2: Finance

Start date: 28 Mar 2017

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders and chief executives to answer some of the biggest questions […]


Women’s representation in local government – Council Officers – Rising to the Top

Start date: 21 Feb 2017

When only 33% of councillors and 25% of local government chief executives are women, the Local Government Commission asks: does local government work for women? This is the fifth in our evidence session series. This meeting will examine how the changing shape of local government is affecting women's progression to and experience of senior roles.


Webinar Workshop: An Introduction to using Social Media

Start date: 13 Jan 2017

Description Councillors and Officers often ask what is social media and how can it be used effectively to engage and inform citizens. This Webinar Workshop is a basic introduction to social media. It looks at the importance of engaging rather than just promoting and it briefly goes through the tools that both officers and councillors […]


Women’s representation in local government – getting there

Start date: 4 Oct 2016

This is the second in the Local Government Commission meeting series. The Commission asks: does local government work for women? The meeting will explore the current landscape of women's representation in local government at councillor level.


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