Section 114 council leader survives vote of no confidence
Slough Council’s leader, Cllr James Swindlehurst, has survived a vote of no confidence in the wake of the authority issuing a Section 114 notice.
Denbighshire promotes Boase to chief executive
Denbighshire CC has announced the appointment of its new chief executive.
Review launched into chief's departure
Pembrokeshire CC’s interim boss has commissioned an independent review into the ‘severance arrangements’ linked to the departure of former chief executive Ian Westley.
Pressure mounts over planning reforms
Conservative councillors have bolstered the growing numbers opposing the Government’s planning reforms.
Croydon to keep hold of loss-making property development firm
Croydon LBC is expected to keep hold of its property development firm Brick by Brick after rejecting an offer from a ‘credible bidder’.
A very brisk business
It’s received wisdom that lightning never strikes the same place twice, right?
The stamp of approval
There are very few people apart from Santa who Royal Mail will deliver letters to without a bona fide postal stamp.
A sandy solution
There have been many weird and wonderful alternative venues sought out to hold socially-distanced council meetings.
Councillors to bring supported housing closer to home
Senior Haringey LBC councillors have moved to develop supported housing for young people with complex learning disabilities and autism within their own borough.
Lib Dems elect new LGA group leader
Cllr Joe Harris has been elected leader of the Lib Dem group at the Local Government Association.
Council to bring two services in-house
Stockton-on-Tees BC is expected to take control of two services for vulnerable adults in the borough.
Let battle commence
Virtual meetings are well established now, but Diary is pleased the novelty still hasn’t worn off for some.
County poised to reject £15m grant
Senior Leicestershire CC councillors are poised to turn down £15m of Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) cash because the project represents ‘too great a financial risk’.
Khan: Councils on the frontline of tackling extremism
Local authorities are on the ‘frontline’ of the battle against extremism, an adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
Pressure grows for tougher sanctions on councillors
Thousands have signed a petition for disqualifications and suspensions as the Government prepares a consultation on the issue.
Shedding light on meetings
Diary has been most impressed with the variety of locations sourced by councils for socially distanced meetings.
Surrey council leader to chair County Councils Network
Cllr Tim Oliver said recovering from the pandemic, rebuilding economies and tackling climate change would be priorities.
Croydon in fresh unaccompanied asylum-seeking children plea
Croydon LBC has urged the Government to make up its historic funding gap in the cost of caring for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC).
Auditors probe 'negative culture' at Nottingham
An investigation has uncovered a ‘lack of compliance with rules’ at Nottingham City Council.
Nottinghamshire pressed to abandon reorganisation
A motion will be tabled at Nottinghamshire CC calling for reorganisation proposals to be dropped