Councils across the world support Pride and the LGBT+ community every year, but what about in Northern Ireland? LGiU’s Isla Whateley blogs about her experiences volunteering with Belfast Pride and how local government there supports Pride despite the region’s difficulties.
Andrew Brightwell discusses Public Square's work with councils to revitalise citizen engagement with local democracy.
Hannah Ormston, Policy and Development Officer at the Carnegie UK Trust takes us through steps Scotland and Wales are taking to shift from a welfare state to an enabling state.
This sun was blazing, the sand was golden and the sea was blue in beautiful Bournemouth for this year’s LGA conference. But there was a clear divide between busy, lanyarded, suited and booted conference delegates and happy holiday makers. There was a mood of urgency and a clear sense that local government is on the […]
2019 marks 35 years since the first Volunteers’ Week. Councillors and officers can get involved.
Nick Plumb from Locality, explains what the Keep it Local Network is all about and how councils can become part of this movement.
A project or initiative doesn't have to be large-scale or headline grabbing to make a difference. In this post Emma Parry talks about Daventry District Council's Good Neighbour Schemes which aim to tackle the problem of isolation and loneliness among older people.
There is never a dull moment as a Lead Member. Councillor Nancy Maxwell, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council shares with us the ins and outs of a week on the job.
In a second blog on handling conflict Perry Walker looks at how we might do things differently.
Perry Walker of TalkShop argues that we need to find a way to deal with conflict that doesn't increase division and animosity.