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22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • ‘No heroics – just solid leadership’

    By Heather Jameson | June 24, 2018

    Attracted to the job of chief executive of Bolton by the ‘brilliant vision’ for the place, Tony Oakmam is working on the delivery of that vision. He tells Heather Jameson about some of the leadership role models that have inspired him throughout his [..]

  • Actions speak louder than words

    By Michelle Harte and Sarah Norman and Sean Russell | June 21, 2018

    The West Midlands is driving improvements in work place mental health and wellbeing. Sean Russell, Sarah Norman and Michelle Harte explain how their organisations are contributing.

  • When Waltham Forest joined the culture club

    By Cllr Clare Coghill | May 30, 2018

    Waltham Forest has been named as the first-ever London Borough of Culture for 2019, an accolade which includes a windfall of £1.35m. Leader Clare Coghill sets out how the authority is preparing to put its achievements on the cultural map and improve [..]

  • Taking the contracting challenge

    By Eddie Gibson | May 3, 2018

    It is widely recognised that commercial contracts and their associated relationships have a direct impact on service quality, the cost it pays and even its reputation. Eddie Gibson explains how one council is delivering a more effective service.

  • Meet Bradford’s high flyers

    By Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw | May 3, 2018

    Bradford has been picked as one of only five cities in the UK to test and explore new applications using the latest drone technology. Cllr Alex Ross-Shaw explains how this will be used to meet local needs.

  • Achieving earned autonomy

    By Mark Sutton | May 3, 2018

    A Staffordshire partnership has been making great strides in helping children and families in need in the county, with a big focus on early help. Mark Sutton explains.

  • Community cohesion: a blueprint for the future

    By Kersten England | April 18, 2018

    Kerston England believes Bradford can be a blueprint for a successful and diverse United Kingdom.

  • One Croydon Alliance is showing results

    By Louisa Woodley | March 22, 2018

    Croydon's One Alliance has transformed the way agencies work to reduce hospital admissions and improve older people's quality of life. Cllr Louisa Woodley explains.

  • The spirit of possibility: place shaping in Wolverhampton

    By Tim Johnson | March 20, 2018

    As the City of Wolverhampton develops a new city brand, Tim Johnson discusses the importance of place marketing.

  • Luton is ready for take-off

    By Michael Burton | March 19, 2018

    With London bursting at the seams towns around the capital are becoming the focus of major regeneration and housing development. Michael Burton looks at Luton, just 22 minutes from London and yet still affordable for young homebuyers.

  • Social prescription is reducing demand in Wealden

    By Charlie Lant | March 12, 2018

    Charles Lant explains how a unique collaboration between the council and the local GP has led to a dramatic reduction in local demand.

  • The Sutton Cancer Hub

    By Niall Bolger | February 28, 2018

    One of the most significant regeneration projects in London is set to be the crowning achievement in a larger plan to boost the Sutton area, and provide a template for other outer London localities. Niall Bolger explains.