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22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • Building new routes to better outcomes

    By Anna Randle | January 26, 2018

    A unique partnership aims to improve service delivery and create social change by sharing knowledge and skills. Anna Randle, Alice Evans and Monica Needs explain.

  • Mirror mirror

    By Iain Malcolm | January 24, 2018

    After an intense series of inspections and reviews, Cllr Iain Malcolm reveals how South Tyneside MBC benefited from the opportunity for reflection, and has moved forwards as an organisation.

  • Changing 5,000 lives

    By Cllr Johnson Situ | January 24, 2018

    Despite being home to the Shard, Borough Market and the Tate Modern, Southwark LBC is still battling to address the impact of lesser-seen pockets of deprivation. Cllr Johnson Situ explains.

  • A community that talks together stays together

    By Dilwar Hussain | January 16, 2018

    Dilwar Hussain outlines how a new programme run by charity Near Neighbours is helping to address the social integration issues set out in the Casey Review.

  • Rebuilding for Bromley’s youth

    By Peter Fortune | January 11, 2018

    Bromley LBC’s Cllr Peter Fortune takes us through the process of tackling an inadequate judgement for it’s children’s services from his personal perspective – and outlines what progress the team has been making to overturn it.

  • North of Tyne: A deal for the people

    By Sam Clayden | December 18, 2017

    After much wrangling, the three councils North of the Tyne have struck a landmark devolution deal with the Government. Lead chief executive Pat Ritchie speaks to Sam Clayden about what makes the deal unique and why it is vital for the region.

  • Solving the communications conundrum

    By Alex Bailey | December 6, 2017

    Trust a journalist? Alex Bailey says independent and trustworthy scrutineers can revitalise an authority’s presence and deliver your message with clarity

  • It's all about partnerships and collaboration

    By Martin Swales | December 4, 2017

    Participation in research about public sector partnerships gave South Tyneside MBC the momentum to forge a series of successful programmes, writes Martin Swales.

  • How Essex is at the forefront of the Industrial Strategy

    By Cllr Kevin Bentley | December 4, 2017

    It is a busy time for the Essex economy. Cllr Kevin Bentley outlines all the changes, from the Industrial Strategy to the opening of the Stansted Airport College.

  • Unlocking the Telford land deal

    By Shaun Davies | November 29, 2017

    Cllr Shaun Davies explains how the Telford land deal has attracted £236m of investment to the area and prompted the sale of £23m of land.

  • Five ways London boroughs are embracing digital

    By Fiona Colley | November 29, 2017

    The London Ventures programme brings the private, public and third sector together to share fresh digital ideas and projects, as Cllr Fiona Colley explains

  • Revitalising the forgotten borough

    By Sam Clayden | November 23, 2017

    Sam Clayden talks to three key figures from Redbridge LBC about managing the massive changes in culture and infrastructure in a place traditionally known for being conservative – with a small ‘c’