Levelling up the UK’s most unequal city
Tackling inequality and promoting food justice are key priorities for Cambridge as the council aspires for the city to be a global exemplar of a fairer, greener and more inclusive way of life, explains Robert Pollock.
‘Inspiring’ chief executive to stand down after 22-year career
Hayley Barsby has announced she is to leave Mansfield DC in the new year.
Dropping chief 'like shooting ourselves in the head and both feet'
A cross-party committee at Arun DC questioned the need to replace outgoing chief executive Nigel Lynn.
Eden appoints interim chief executive
Former Allerdale BC chief executive officer, Ian Frost, has joined Eden DC as interim boss.
A masterclass in evolution
Chris Langdon of EQUANS looks at how a Staffordshire town is helping to lead the zero-carbon transition.
Core Cities' offer is not just a housing opportunity
Core Cities UK's offer to the UK Government to increase annual housing delivery up to a total of 25,000 homes per year, offers not just a housing opportunity, but also a skills, employment, economic and low carbon dividend, says Cllr Nick Forbes.
At last, the Treasury wants us all to be happy, says Dan Corry. ‘A brilliant early sign that the Treasury means this is if the forthcoming and long-awaited multi-year Spending Review pushed these concepts hard’, he adds.
Film and TV sector offers opportunities for growth beyond Hertfordshire
Our Local Enterprise Partnership is proud to be leading the national debate on the future of the Hertfordshire located, globally significant, film and television sector, says Mark Bretton.
Adur and Worthing appoint permanent chief executive
The interim chief executive at Adur DC and Worthing BC is to be appointed on a permanent basis.
Councils need funding certainty
London’s local services face pressures of up to £2bn over the Spending Review period, says Cllr Darren Rodwell. The chancellor must empower councils to tackle the most momentous challenges we face today, he argues.
Filling the hydrogen information gap
The Building a Hydrogen Society campaign is aimed at local authorities and offers best practice case studies to help inform their climate strategy decisions, says Clare Jackson.
Street Hub 2.0 provides an opportunity to drive recovery
James Browne looks at how digital infrastructure can support local authorities to enhance services for local communities.
Afghan refugees must be given the tools to thrive, not just survive
More must be done if the thousands of Afghan refugees being enthusiastically welcomed to the UK are to be given the chance to build new lives, says Geeta Nanda OBE.
A critical juncture for integration
While the media spotlight is heavily focusing on health and social care, it is vital to incorporate ‘true integration’ into all services and areas as the race to attract and retain staff becomes more competitive. Chris Barrow explains.
Social care plan is quickly losing its sheen
The Government has a plan for asset protection but still does not have a proper plan for social care, says Richard Humphries. ‘No wonder so many involved in social care are so deeply disappointed.’
Uttlesford announces new chief executive
Peter Holt has been officially confirmed as the new chief executive of Uttlesford DC.
Why working with Irish businesses could fuel local economic growth
Laura Brocklebank reports on the success of an innovation and knowledge sharing event with London council leaders focused on greater trade collaboration between the UK and Ireland.
Tackling the social care workforce crisis
When it comes to social care Solace believes we need a more strategic and sustainably funded approach to talent development specifically, and workforce, more generally, says Graeme McDonald.
Could civic buildings be reimagined for post-COVID working?
As residents re-evaluate their lives, the most forward-looking authorities are beginning to consider how under-utilised civic buildings could be repurposed as flexible workspace, says Femi Oresanya.
Helping care leavers thrive
Jon Rouse highlights Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s progress in supporting care leavers. Getting things right ‘starts with the basics’, he says.