• South Holland and Breckland to break up partnership

    01 February 2021

    South Holland and Breckland DCs are to end their decade-long partnership, with a final decision due at the end of the month.

  • Levelling up means devolving down

    01 February 2021

    To ‘build back better’ we need to use recovery to invest in approaches that foster stronger place-based partnerships, says Graham Duxbury.

  • Casting light on a dark problem

    25 November 2020

    An innovative integrated approach to tackling drug-related harm in Blackpool is achieving promising early results – but significant challenges remain on funding, commissioning cycles and data. Ann McGauran reports.

  • A crucial role for districts

    17 November 2020

    Martin Ellender says districts, with their local and national partners, must consider 'what has worked well during this incredibly challenging period and protect the strengths in the system highlighted in 2020'.

  • HOUSING: Investing in a not so risky business

    11 November 2020

    With the recent scrutiny over Spelthorne BC’s investment decisions, James Duncan suggests it makes sense to consider other funding mechanisms for housing developments.

  • The power of local knowledge

    10 November 2020

    A report show the impressive record of collaboration between Leeds City Council and the University of Leeds and untapped potential for research partnerships, says Neil Evans.

  • A new public service

    02 November 2020

    When Waltham Forest put together its new corporate strategy, it was with the belief that the extraordinary response to the pandemic should be understood and celebrated as public service, explains Martin Esom.

  • Salford’s development partnership strengthens

    20 August 2020

    The pandemic has had a far-reaching impact, but the English Cities Fund and Salford City Council continue to deliver their long term vision for the city, says Phil Mayall.

  • Taking the ethical route to enforcement

    20 July 2020

    Three years ago East Hampshire DC and Havant BC launched their own ethical trading company aimed at improving the environment, says Gill Kneller - and they're delivering a 'seamless and efficient enforcement service'.

  • Video conferencing has boosted partnership working

    20 July 2020

    Use of video conferencing is helping local councils to achieve more, and the convenience factor is bringing many benefits for partnership working, says Michael Bracey.

  • Keep the faith: The importance of courage post coronavirus

    23 June 2020

    COVID-19 has merely accelerated the changes that were already happening in our conurbations, says Matt Crompton.  We will continue to create special places if we remain courageous, he adds.

  • Melting the boundaries after COVID

    09 June 2020

    In our first virtual round table alongside recruiters Faerfield, chiefs from across the sector talk to Heather Jameson about the opportunities ahead to ‘build back better’ and reshape public services.

  • Policing the street population in the context of COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    Dr Arabella Kyprianides and professors Ben Bradford and Clifford Stott examine how the challenges faced by police, local government and partner agencies when policing London’s street population are being addressed.

  • Time for some creative thinking on safeguarding

    02 June 2020

    With many key partners having closed their doors, local authorities need to think differently about safeguarding children to make sure they don’t fall through the net, warns Anne Longfield.

  • Future Forum North: A partnership to deliver effective urban renewal

    19 February 2020

    The English Cities Fund, a partnership between development and investment, presented a session on its projects at the Future Forum North. Its chairman Sir Michael Lyons describes its approach

  • Hull’s proactive approach to housing

    04 December 2019

    Trish Dalby outlines how Hull City Council is meeting housing need through a proactive and partnership approach.

  • Muse secures £650m Slough project

    22 November 2019

    Muse Developments has been appointed to a £650m development described as one of the biggest in the UK.

  • Recognising the role of people power

    20 November 2019

    Local communities are often the first responders in an emergency. Mike Adamson explains how the British Red Cross' new report calls for their role to be enshrined in law and help ensure a human-centred approach to disaster response.

  • Sheffield shows its Heart

    23 October 2019

    John Mothersole explains how a smart approach to investment and development is promoting high street recovery in Sheffield

  • Our aim is to ensure no-one sleeps rough in Oxford

    10 October 2019

    On World Homelessness Day, Linda Smith explains Oxford City Council's partnership approach to ensuring no one should have to sleep rough on the streets of the city.