Management team split for Hampshire councils
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
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
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?
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?
Local authority change management consultancy C.co certainly believes in the community aspect of COVID’s impact, says Norse Chief Operating Officer Justin Galliford.
Putting youth at the heart of regeneration
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
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
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
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.
Joint Cabinet meeting 'first of its kind'
A joint Cabinet meeting held between Wales’ council leaders and senior Welsh ministers is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK.
Breckland goes it alone in wake of strategic partnership end
Breckland DC has failed to convince another Norfolk district to join it in a new strategic partnership after its deal with South Holland DC ended.
Councils receive funding for data sharing projects
Vulnerable children and families will receive better support after a new fund was created to improve how data is shared between partners.
Supporting the most vulnerable in Herts
Hertfordshire CC is investing £9.6m to support its most vulnerable residents in overcoming the repercussions of the pandemic. Scott Crudgington explains why the council is determined to remain ‘a county of opportunity’ for all.
An opportunity to build back from the ground-up
With lockdown restrictions still in place and post-COVID economic recovery just getting started, now more than ever strong leadership from the public and private sector is needed to deliver at a local level, says Anne Boyd.
Lincolnshire districts join forces in new partnership
Three Lincolnshire district councils have announced they will form a new strategic partnership.
Pandemic made councils 'more responsive' to charities, survey finds
The pandemic has helped improve the relationships and collaboration between local authorities and charities, according to new research.
South Holland and Breckland to break up partnership
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
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
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
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'.