Following Janet Sillett's recent reflections on her visit to Auschwitz, Claudia Hyde from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust offers some pointers to councils wanting to mark Holocaust Memorial Day in January.
Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, experiences its fifth regeneration, “Citizens Assemble”, on Friday 15th and Saturday 16th February 2019, writes Spencer Wilson.
With limited fanfare, DCMS today launched the government’s latest civil society strategy proudly described as the first new such strategy in 15 years. Key features include a £165 million fund to support community organisations, a new Innovation in Democracy programme to pilot participatory democracy techniques such as citizens’ juries, more emphasis on public sector mutuals, […]
This weekend the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle takes place in Windsor. LGiU wishes the couple every happiness in their new life together. But what makes a successful royal wedding? Months of planning, love – I’m sure – and, a little bit of local government magic. While the focus this weekend will rightly be […]
Charlotte Cassedanne from Power To Change explains how to get involved in Community Business Weekend this May.
Power to Change and Social Finance are jointly publishing a report on how local authorities can provide financial support for community businesses – and they want to hear from you, writes Stefan Pagura from Social Finance.
Barking and Dagenham Council has just launched a new scheme that that encourages families, friends, and neighbours to share ideas, spaces, and time in order to build a better future.
The impact of budget cuts and austerity is hitting councils hard, however the ripple effects are shocking the third sector, writes Noreen Khan.
How important can parks be in the general order of things? asks Janet Sillett. When social care is under huge pressure and council budgets are squeezed everywhere? Parks? Nice for Spring bulbs maybe or a quick stroll with the dog; a kickabout or a snooze when the weather improves. But seriously – parks?
2016 was a fairly tumultuous year, which has created a lively public debate around the future of democracy. This will be one of LGiU’s core policy themes for the coming year. Many people feel completely disengaged from politics and disempowered by the operation of governments national and local. Meanwhile the future of devolution, which appeared […]