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LGiU Fortnightly 15th June: Lessons from Grenfell & Northamptonshire’s future

15 Jun 2018

After a turbulent 12 months for local government, we ask what lessons we should learn from the Grenfell Tower tragedy and Jonathan hears from Northamptonshire’s citizens on the future of their local democracy after the collapse of their county council. Plus the regular roundup of Daily News and LGiU briefings, including adult social care funding […]



Walk this way

29 Jun 2015

The Ramblers' ambitious new programme aims to record the condition of the network of paths across England and Wales with a view to improving maintenance - and we can all help; Campaigns Officer Victoria Armitage explains how.


New film: Community pubs report launch with CAMRA

31 Jul 2014

The LGiU was pleased to launch our new report, ‘Public houses: how councils and communities can save pubs‘, in partnership with CAMRA at the LGA Conference. Watch the film below to find out more. Read the full report here. Film by Andrew Wiard.



Local pubs and community value

12 Apr 2013

Viewpoint: The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s Claire Cain explains why they want more pubs to be listed as Assets of Community Value


Last orders? How councils can protect local pubs from closure

25 Jan 2013

Iris Murdoch once wrote of pubs as ‘universal places, like churches, hallowed meeting places of mankind’. This leads you to two inevitable conclusions: 1) she had a lovely turn of phrase and fully deserved that DBE, and 2) she had clearly never been to the Wetherspoons in Leeds city centre on a Friday night. Like […]