• New regeneration partner for Swansea

    27 May 2022

    Urban Splash has signed a 20-year partnership agreement with Swansea City & CC to become its long-term regeneration partner.

  • Putting people at the heart of place

    25 May 2022

    As Ilkley is named the best place to live in the UK, Jason Longhurst says Bradford City Council’s work with the town is part of a district-wide strategy that benefits people across the area.

  • Thick document; thin vision

    25 May 2022

    Dr Jonathan Carr-West says it’s not that the measures in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill are bad in and of themselves, but it feels like a missed opportunity to ask bigger questions about the function and form of local government.

  • Rebuilding Ukraine

    12 April 2022

    Emmet Regan looks at how Ukraine could be rebuilt, with the UK leading the way in post-war reconstruction and transformation, to offer a renewed sense of hope.

  • Creating critical mass for emergencies

    15 March 2022

    As Integrated Care Systems gear up to take on new Civil Contingencies responsibilities, Ruth Tennant sets out four key points for them to reflect on, and examines the risks in the system.

  • Report finds Havant could financially become a standalone council

    09 March 2022

    Havant BC will dip into its reserves as part of a package of measures to prepare for ending its partnership with East Hampshire DC.

  • A fresh vision

    08 March 2022

    A new report from Newton and the County Councils Network presents a vision for what the future of children’s social care could be and defines an optimised model for delivering it, say Luke Tregidgo and James Maker.

  • East Hants wanted split from Havant, councillors claim

    04 March 2022

    An ex-leader of Havant BC has expressed disappointment that East Hampshire DC will establish its own management team after a 12-year partnership with his authority.

  • Partnership is the key to future prosperity for Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

    07 February 2022

    The Levelling Up White Paper has recognised the value of LEPs, public-private partnership and the voice of business, says Alun Rogers - providing an opportunity to press ahead with a renewed focus on Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP's future role.

  • Reaping the rewards of community collaboration

    26 January 2022

    Peter Marsden and Julie Smith outline the main areas where councils can drive value from adopting a more collaborative approach with communities – and listening to the right people at the right time is crucial.

  • Two more council partnerships scrapped

    18 January 2022

    Two more council partnerships have been scrapped, it has emerged.

  • Management team split for Hampshire councils

    06 January 2022

    East Hampshire DC and Havant BC will establish their own management teams after a 12-year partnership, the councils have announced.

  • How the North-East is leading the way in innovative affordable housing delivery

    17 December 2021

    A leaseback funding model with Kajima is helping Newcastle City Council avoid large upfront capital spending while securing the delivery of affordable housing, says Craig Smailes.

  • Mapping the workforce involved in reducing parental conflict 

    15 December 2021

    Georgina Atkins and Helen Burridge look at how Walsall Council worked with EIF to map workforce skills in reducing parental conflict and develop a local theory of change.

  • What does living with COVID really mean for local government?

    08 December 2021

    We’re not just living with the virus itself, but with the knock-on effects, says Zina Etheridge.

  • Has COVID strengthened councils’ links with communities?

    02 November 2021

    Local authority change management consultancy certainly believes in the community aspect of COVID’s impact, says Norse Chief Operating Officer Justin Galliford.

  • Putting youth at the heart of regeneration

    02 November 2021

    Barnsley’s partnership with OnSide to invest in a state-of-the-art youth centre is an embodiment of a regeneration vision to create a place where young people will flourish, says Cllr Tim Cheetham.

  • Partnerships – the road ahead for highways services

    26 October 2021

    Norse Highways is agile, with the flexibility to change delivery model and priorities to suit the network, says Jason Glasspoole. 'It’s about collaboration as opposed to the rigidity of a traditional client/contractor model.'

  • Town centres reimagined

    20 October 2021

    There is no better time to start the complex and ever-evolving challenge of reinventing town centres, but the most successful regeneration stories share one thing, says Richard Sterling.

  • System-wide approach to no more homelessness in Norfolk

    20 October 2021

    The Norfolk Strategic Housing Partnership uses a more human approach to tackling homelessness, centred on speaking to people who have been or are currently sleeping rough, says Stephen Evans.