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22 12 Best-Practice Best Practice


  • Knowing when to ‘nudge’

    By Jim McManus | June 25, 2019

    Jim McManus outlines how to navigate ‘that nudge thing’ – behavioural economics, insights and science to apply the right solution and avoid wasting time and money

  • Mapping out a bright future for Hampshire

    By Roy Perry | June 21, 2019

    Cllr Roy Perry outlines the work of the Hampshire 2050 Commission of Inquiry and its focus on maximising the benefits of technological advance and managing the impact of climate change so everyone can continue to enjoy a good quality of life.

  • Caring is sharing in the South West

    By Mel Lock | June 21, 2019

    Mel Lock explains how a network of assistant directors of adult social care, sponsored by directors across all authorities throughout the South-West, has been created to share learning and improve collaboration

  • Dealing with disciplinary investigations

    By Judith Barnes and Sarah Lamont | June 20, 2019

    Serious disciplinary allegations against a chief executive or other statutory officer are never welcome news, say Sarah Lamont and Judith Barnes as they outline the mechanisms to be put in place and what councils will need to focus on.

  • We’re making Slough a springboard for the UK

    By Josie Wragg | June 13, 2019

    Centre for Cities research has identified Slough as the second largest contributor to UK GDP after London. Josie Wragg outlines how a strategic property partnership has been central to a long-term plan to transform the town

  • Wigan’s fire within

    By Alison McKenzie-Folan | June 12, 2019

    A year ago, Wigan MBC commissioned its new cultural strategy. Alison McKenzie-Folan, explains how the arts are helping ignite excitement and spark creativity in the town.

  • Changing the system for cancer care

    By Ewan King | June 9, 2019

    Ewan King outlines how the Macmillan Local Authority Partnership Programme (MLAPP) is assessing the needs of people with cancer in a holistic way, with councils playing a crucial role as convenors

  • Banbury broadens its offer for residents

    By Adele Taylor | June 6, 2019

    Cherwell DC bought the existing shopping centre in Banbury and the site for a new leisure and retail expansion. The council has a responsibility to ensure the success of these investments and of the town, says Adele Taylor

  • Striking the right balance

    By Emmet Regan | June 2, 2019

    Emmet Regan explores how leaders must take a balanced approach to solve complex public service problems and improve outcomes.

  • Creating a compassionate council

    By Robert Moran | May 29, 2019

    Robert Moran’s vision for Elmbridge is to ensure compassion runs through all of the work of the council – benefiting both residents and employees

  • West Sussex's sugar reduction success

    By Anna Raleigh | May 20, 2019

    West Sussex CC has managed to cut the amount of sugar used in school dinners by almost 75% in four years, in collaboration with its main meals provider Chartwells, says Anna Raleigh

  • Fostering mutual understanding on scrutiny

    By Camilla de Bernhardt Lane | May 15, 2019

    As the MHCLG releases statutory guidance on scrutiny, Camilla de Bernhardt Lane explains how Devon CC's decision makers welcome the challenge and contribution to policy made by scrutiny.