C’llr magazine April 2017

Special feature: Elections

  • Jonathan Carr-West on representation and democracy
  • Hilary Kitchin reminds us of the publicity rules at election time
  • Ingrid Koehler on the importance of accessible information during elections
  • The mayoral elections – Mark Smulian provides a roundup of what is happening
  • Catherine Fieschi looks at the French election
  • Turnout at elections in Germany is dropping – Dr Patricia Hogwood looks at why and what the consequences might be
  • Charlotte Maddix on the Scottish local elections
  • Should we have a fact checking body during refurendums – Hilary Kitchin examines a recent proposal

Additional feature: Housing

  • Mark D’Arcy interviews Housing Minister Gavin Barwell
  • Cllr Ahmet Okyener Enfield Council’s Cabinet member for housing on rising to the housing challenge
  • Cllr Ravi Govindia, Leader of Wandsworth Council on the authority’s holistic approach to housing regeneration
  • Steve Akehurst, Head of Public Affairs at Shelter on the new housing White Paper
  • Bob Blackman MP talks to Mark D’Arcy about his Homelessness Reduction Bill

Focus of attention

Jonathan Carr-West on a rise in interest in local government’s work

Marginalia – Alphabetical voting bias

Impact report

What goes around comes around

Carol Grant on the cost of reinventing policies and endless change in the FE sector

Media watch

Local radio is turning away from news, writes David Brindle

Reviewing the rates

Tom Lawrence provides an update on the proposals for business rates

A crisis needn’t be a drama

Eleanor Kelly, Chief Executive of Southwark Council on how effectively agencies can work together to solve a crisis

The human cost of cut-price care

Jonathan Carr-West on the home care problem

Crowdfunding can work for councils

Jennifer Glover on the potential of crowdfunding platforms

Giving public health a voice

Catherine Heffernan on the public health agenda at election time

Website procurement delivers big saving

Cllr Mike Dean on Tewksbury Borough Council’s £150 website

High-tech target

Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, on attracting hi-tech industries

Leading by example

Cllr Marion Brighton OBE has been a councillor for 43 years and won the LGiU/C’llr Achievement Awards Lifetime Achievement award; she talks to Elizabeth Thompson

The parable of Easter Island

Alan Waters on the connection between the Chancellor’s announcement that austerity will continue into the next decade and the demise of the Easter Islanders.

Apr 2017
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