Best Practice

  • The Deal makers

    By Donna Hall | June 14, 2017

    Donna Hall explains how a new strategy for Wigan MBC is laying the foundations to better manage demand and strengthen communities.

  • Equipping children for our diverse society

    By Yvette Thomas | June 19, 2017

    Yvette Thomas outlines how Buckinghamshire CC is partnering with the third sector to cut out racism and discrimination from an early age.

  • The re-balancing act

    By Kate Kennally | June 21, 2017

    Cornwall was already making strides to re-shape its economy before the UK voted to leave the EU. One year on, despite the threat of European structural funds vanishing, Kate Kennally says Brexit is a catalyst for progress to continue apace

  • Living the big dream

    By Heather Jameson | June 21, 2017

    Despite a rollercoaster history, Thanet BC is working hard to build its local area and improve the economy – including reopening Dreamland, Margate’s historic theme park. Heather Jameson reports.

 
 

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