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Oxford’s citizens’ assembly on climate change

16 Aug 2019

Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, spoke to LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler recently for the LGiU Fortnightly episode on climate emergency in local government. To provide a little bit more information about the citizens’ assembly, Oxford City Council has provided a FAQ: When did Oxford declare a Climate Emergency? In January, Oxford City Council […]


LGiU Fortnightly 16th August – Climate emergency in local government

16 Aug 2019

With councils across the country declaring climate emergencies, we ask a couple of them what this really means for the way they work. Cllr Kevin Maguire, Cabinet Member for Environment in Norwich City Council, [12:30] describes their approach to integrating environmental with social and economic outcomes, and Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, […]


Award-winner’s corner: Iain Malcolm

5 Aug 2019

Place-shaping and Environment Award – Cllr Iain Malcolm As part of our series talking to winners of LGiU’s 2018 Cllr Awards, we hear from Cllr Iain Malcolm, leader of South Tyneside Council. Though he was sadly unable to attend the ceremony, Cllr Malcolm talks about his experience of winning the Place-shaping and Environment Award. What […]



LGiU Fortnightly 1st February: Trash talkin’ councils

1 Feb 2019

Bins – a perennial doorstep issue for voters, a frequent headache for councils. Following the launch of the Government’s new Resource and Waste Strategy, this week we’re talking trash. We speak to Dr Peter Maddox, Director of WRAP, about DEFRA’s new proposals, targets and consultations that will have major impact on how councils run their […]


LGiU Fortnightly 18th January: 2019, the year of the council (or maybe just Brexit)

18 Jan 2019

What does 2019 hold for local government? Is this the year councils finally get the clarity they desperately need on social care and funding? Although Whitehall is distracted by Brexit, there are some glimmers of hope that other policies are still on the agenda – including the NHS 10 year plan and the Waste Strategy. […]


FloodCitiSense – being alert to urban flooding

11 Jul 2018

LGiU is a partner in FloodCitiSense, a project that aims to develop, with involvement from citizens and local authorities, an urban pluvial flood early warning service. Susana Ochoa-Rodriguez from RPS Group, another of the project's partners, explains the latest stage of the project.


LGiU Fortnightly 27th April: Councils vs nature, and other tales

27 Apr 2018

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need […]


Viewpoint: Parks are at a tipping point

15 Sep 2016

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 2016’  is a significant moment […]